The Legal Framework of Mobile Payments: Gaps, Ambiguities, and Overlap

In a September 22, 2016, post on this blog, available here, Professor Wulf Kaal asked in the title to his piece, “What Happens When Technology Is Faster Than the Law?”  He noted that while “innovation driven by science and technology is accelerating, …Federal and state agencies’ regulatory processes have slowed down.”

My report for The Pew Charitable Trusts asks that question in regard to mobile payments. The answer: When technological developments occur more quickly than changes in the law, the result is gaps, ambiguities, and overlap in laws related to mobile payments.

As the popularity of mobile payments grows, … Read more