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FTC Issues Revised Business Guide on Identity Theft Red Flags Rule

By: Kelly Carson Last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an updated “How-To” guide to help businesses and organizations determine whether they are subject to the agency’s Red Flags rule (Rule).  Under the Rule, certain entities are required to establish written programs that are aimed at detecting and preventing identity theft. The FTC’s revised … Continue Reading

SEC and CFTC Issue Final Identity Theft Rule

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published in the Federal Register a joint rule requiring entities regulated by the agencies to adopt programs to detect and prevent identity theft.  The rule is referred to as the “red flags rule” and applies to certain broker-dealers, mutual funds, investment advisers, futures … Continue Reading

FTC Announces Amended Rule on Identity Theft “Red Flags”

On Friday, November 30, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an Interim Final Rule to amend its Red Flags Rule, which requires certain financial institutions and creditors to establish programs to detect, prevent and mitigate identity theft in connection with consumer accounts.  The Interim Final Rule narrows the definition of “creditor” in response to legislation … Continue Reading

D.C. Circuit Decides Red Flags Litigation

Last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in litigation between the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the scope of the FTC’s Red Flags rule.  The Court held the ABA’s claims moot in light of recently-enacted legislation.    The Red Flags rule requires covered entities … Continue Reading

Additional Briefs Filed in ABA-FTC Red Flags Litigation

We covered in a previous post ongoing litigation in the D.C. Circuit between the American Bar Association and Federal Trade Commission over the scope of the FTC’s Red Flags rule.  On January 20, 2011, the FTC filed a supplemental brief analyzing the impact of the recently-enacted Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010 on the … Continue Reading

Federal Trade Commission Provides Initial Interpretation of the Red Flags Clarification Act in Litigation with the American Bar Association

We recently covered the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010 in a blog post and client alert.  The Act was intended to narrow the scope of the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flags rule, which imposes requirements on creditors and financial institutions to detect and deter identity theft.  Prior to the Act’s passage, the American … Continue Reading

President Signs Into Law Legislation Narrowing Scope of Red Flags Rule

Over the weekend, President Obama signed into law the “Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010.”  The Act is intended to narrow the types of entities that are subject to the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flags rule, which requires financial institutions and creditors to take certain steps to prevent identity theft.  More information on the … Continue Reading

President to Sign Into Law Legislation Narrowing Scope of Red Flags Rule

Last week, Congress delivered to President Obama for his signature the “Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010,” which is intended to narrow the types of entities that are subject to the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flags rule.  The Red Flags rule requires “financial institutions” and “creditors” to establish programs to detect, prevent, and mitigate … Continue Reading
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