Appoint Consumer Privacy Ombudsman (Motion)




11 U.S.C. § 332

Fed. R. Bankr. P. 6004(g)






Under 11 U.S.C. § 363(b)(1), the trustee (or debtor) may sell personal identifiable information about individuals, (i.e., consumer lists). If the debtor had (or has) a privacy policy that prohibits the sharing of this information to an unaffiliated entity, and the proposed sale is in violation of the stated policy, § 363(b)(1)(B) requires the appointment of a consumer privacy ombudsman (“CPO”) and notice and hearing.


Under 11 U.S.C. §  332 and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 6004(g), the consumer privacy ombudsman must be appointed by the United States Trustee no later than 5 days before the commencement of the hearing, and an affidavit of disinterestedness (similar to Rule 2014 affidavit) must be filed with the Notice of Appointment.


Duties:  The consumer privacy ombudsman is required to provide the court specific facts of the case to assist it in considering the sale or lease of personally identifiable information. 11 U.S.C. § 332(b).



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