Tech On Reg

Hosted ByDara Tarkowski

Tech on Reg is the podcast that explores all things at the intersection of law, technology and highly regulated industries. Host Dara Tarkowski talks FinTech, RegTech, SexTech and more with thought leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world to share insights, trade viewpoints and get us all thinking about responsible innovation.

Dara Tarkowski

Dara Tarkowski

Dara is an experienced legal professional, advocate, entrepreneur, speaker and writer. She is passionate about disrupting traditional models and innovating at the intersections the law, financial services and technology.

With an emphasis on complex litigation and consumer finance law, she represents creditors in a range of litigation and regulatory matters. She serves as outside general counsel for a national debt buyer and collection agency and routinely represent clients in matters pertaining to the FDCPA, the FCRA, the TCPA, securities laws, state unfair and deceptive trade practices laws, state consumer protection laws, state licensing requirements, and state regulatory advocacy.

Dara also provide compliance counseling on best practices in the rapidly evolving financial services sector – including FinTech and RegTech startups - utilizing deep knowledge of crafting policies and procedures as well as the design of compliance management systems.

She has represented clients in both criminal and civil matters before state attorneys general, the CFPB, FTC, SEC, and other state and federal regulators.

Additionally, she advises clients on cybersecurity regulations, records retention, defensible disposition and document management, state and federal requirements on data privacy and security, data breach issues and response, and the preservation and production of electronically stored information.

Dara is a frequent speaker at conferences around the country in areas pertaining to receivables management and the law surrounding fintech. Read her blog.

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What Have the Regulators Been Up To?

On this episode, Dara sits down with Manny Newburger, Adjunct Professor of Consumer Law at UT Austin School of Law and VP of Barron and Newburger, to discuss what...

Regulation & Innovation in California

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) officially launched in 2021. Already dubbed the “mini-CFPB,” on this episode, Dara speaks with two experts and California natives –...

What’s up with Web 3.0?

Recent discussions around data privacy, “fake news”, bots, – not to mention the almost daily revelations about hacks, data and identity theft, have MADE IT CRYSTAL CLEAR that today’s...

The Fintech Diversity Radar

Diversity, equity and inclusion remain challenging for the fintech community and financial services as a whole. Despite significant strides and efforts being made over the years, the COVID-19 pandemic...

2021 SexTech Update

SexTech has seen a massive acceleration in our post pandemic world. Slowly but surely, the industry is moving from vice to mainstream, though the regulatory environment, existing laws, and...

AI Regulation – What is the EU up to?

The ethics of artificial intelligence has been a hotly debated topic for years. With the data science community often torn about the proper uses of AI, many industry participants...

Crypto Opportunity Zones

So what does crypto have to do with opportunity zones? Join host Dara Tarkowski, guest host Randy Rivera, executive director of FinTEx and co-founder of keen advisors and Jimmy...

What’s so nifty about NFTs?

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are presently all the rage. Is this newest blockchain application the future of collection and distribution of digital assets or just more hype? Blockchain professor,...

Robinhood, Reddit and the SEC – Whats the Impact?

What do you get when you combine determined retail investors on Reddit, hedge funds and an easy to use trading app? Look no further than the GameStop trading frenzy...