James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Data-Mining Americans' Credit Card Transactions

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director Richard Cordray and his staff are planning to track four out of five U.S. consumer credit card transactions this year through a controversial new data-mining program. Richard Pollock of the Washington Examiner reported Friday that a CFPB strategic planning document for fiscal years 2013-2017 discusses a “markets monitoring” program through which officials plan to track 80 percent--up to 42 billion--credit card transactions in 2013 made by Americans.