The easiest way to search and analyze Regulatory Data

Easy access to compliance, enforcement and regulatory data from across disparate government source. Integrate a single unified data API into your applications and deliver more value to your users.

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Full Text Search

Search the full text of regulatory changes, filings and enforcement actions.

Unified Schema

Disparate data from global supervisory bodies is structured and unified for easy integration.

Global Coverage

Access feeds from 1000’s of global supervisory bodies via a single API.

Third Party Risk

Monitor corporate entities for reputation and adverse media, operational risks, compliance and regulatory risks, sanctions, legal cases, societal risks, and environmental risks. 

Compliance Risk

Stay one step ahead of the everchanging regulatory and compliance landscape with a single unified feed of upcoming and finalized rules and regulations. 

Competitor Intelligence

Track competitor regulatory filings to understand what they’ve done and where they’re headed. 

Regulatory Research

Work with primary sources of data like cases, statutes, and regulatory materials. 

Webhose and News Data

How Webhose News Data Feed Works

Our Regulatory data feed aggregates and indexes regularly updated web content from a huge repository of government agency sources – including regulations, filings and enforcement actions from such agencies like the SEC, FERC, DOJ, HHS, FDIC, FTC,  USDA, CFPB, EPA, FDA, OSHA, CPSC, FAA and many others across the global – in addition to a large repository of historical data. By pre-filtering the data and structuring it into a machine- readable feed, we deliver comprehensive regulatory coverage from the most relevant sources.

RESTful API text

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Example API Query

See below filtered output results in JSON format from the following query:

Query:

source.type:enforcement AND language:english AND "vivent smart home"

{
"docs": [
    {
      "crawled": "2021-05-09T13:30:25.560+03:00",
      "record": {
        "uuid": "9ed2ab7ec9be63d4effc75940c499625",
        "id": "21-394",
        "url": "https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/vivint-smart-home-pay-20-million-violating-fair-credit-reporting-act",
        "published": "2021-05-03",
        "updated": null,
        "title": "Vivint Smart Home to Pay $20 Million for Violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act",
        "text": "The Department of Justice, together with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), announced a $20 million settlement resolving alleged violations of the FTC Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), including violations of the Red Flags Rule. The settlement includes $15 million in civil penalties, which represents the largest civil penalty ever paid to resolve FCRA violations under the FTC Act.\n\nVivint Smart Home Inc. sells “smart” home security and monitoring systems, largely via a sales force that sells door-to-door. The complaint alleges that Vivint failed to implement an Identity Theft Prevention Program, allowing its sales representatives to obtain credit reports of unsuspecting consumers without the consumers’ knowledge or consent, and unfairly sold false debt to buyers or debt collectors. According to the complaint, the defendant’s lack of an Identity Theft Prevention Program violated the FTC’s Red Flags Rule, which requires covered financial institutions and creditors to establish and administer an appropriate, written Identity Theft Prevention Program. The Red Flags Rule plays an important role in the detection, prevention, and mitigation of identity theft.\n\nThe complaint further alleges that, due in part to the absence of an appropriate Identity Theft Prevention Program, Vivint’s door-to-door sales force was able to systematically use the names and identities of innocent victims to complete sales to potential Vivint customers who failed the required credit checks. When some of those Vivint customers later defaulted, Vivint allegedly then sold the false debt to third-party debt collectors that attempted to collect from the victims, who had no knowledge of the Vivint accounts created using their identities.\n\n“The Justice Department is committed to protecting consumers against the unlawful use of their credit reports and the unfair sale of false debts,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “We are pleased to join with our partners at the Federal Trade Commission on this important matter.”\n\n“Vivint’s sales staff stole people’s personal information to approve others for loans,” said Acting Director Daniel Kaufman of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “For misusing consumer credit reports and other sensitive data, and harming people’s credit, this company will pay $20 million.”\n\nAs reflected in the stipulated order entered by the court, Vivint will pay $15 million in civil penalties and $5 million in equitable monetary relief. Additionally, Vivint is required to take a number of steps to prevent a recurrence of its alleged unlawful conduct. Among other things, Vivint must establish a corporate component to verify certain accounts and to investigate reports of identity theft; establish an employee monitoring and Identity Theft Prevention Program; and comply with related recordkeeping, certification, and compliance obligations.\n\nThis matter was handled by Assistant Director Lisa K. Hsiao and Trial Attorney Alisha M. Crovetto of the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch. Gorana Neskovic and Kevin H. Moriarty represented the FTC.\n\nFor more information about the Consumer Protection Branch and its enforcement efforts, visit its website at https://www.justice.gov/civil/consumer-protection-branch. For more information about the FTC, visit its website at https://www.FTC.gov.",
        "types": ["Consumer Protection"],
      },
      "source": {
        "agencies": ["U.S. Department of Justice"],
        "divisions": "Civil Division",
        "country": "US",
        "jurisdiction": "National",
        "type": "Enforcement",
        "language": "English",
        "url": "https://www.justice.gov",
        "domain": "justice.gov",
        "section_title": "News",
        "section_url": "https://www.justice.gov/news"
      }
    }
]

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