Posted on January 4th, 2011 No comments
Enforcement of the Federal Trade Commission’s regulation known as the “red flags rule” starts Dec. 31, 2010. The rule requires certain businesses or organizations to implement a written identity theft prevention program designed to detect the warning signs, or “red flags,” of identity theft that may occur in that organization’s daily operations.
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The ‘red flags rule’ and your business
Posted on December 3rd, 2010 No comments
The American Bar Association came one step closer today to halting an attempt by the Federal Trade Commission to regulate the practice of law when the U.S. Senate unanimously voted that the commission’s “red flags rule” doesn’t apply to lawyers.
US Senate Votes to Exempt Lawyers from 'Red Flags Rule'
Posted on October 30th, 2009 No comments
A bill that would exempt certain healthcare facilities from the “red flags” rule has been met with stony silence from the Senate. After sailing through the House, the exemptions bill was sent to the Senate Banking Committee, where members have yet to move on the issue.
Posted on October 22nd, 2009 No comments
The U.S. House of Representatives this week voted unanimously–400-0–to pass legislation that would exempt certain healthcare facilities from the red flags rule. Under the newly passed bill, H.R
Posted on September 15th, 2009 No comments
An important deadline for many small and mid-sized businesses is approaching in what has come to be known as the “Red Flags Rule.” The Red Flags Rule requires many businesses and organizations to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program designed to detect the warning signs – or “red flags” – of identity theft in their day-to-day …
Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority data loss incident circa 2009-07-24
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Social Security numbers of 900 accidentally sent via postal mail
Some information circulating about a federal credit available to car buyers who trade in low-mileage vehicles for more-fuel efficient ones is false and comes from con artists, the Better Business Bureau said. Fraudsters are using catchy names and trying to lure consumers into identity theft schemes.
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BBB warns of "Cash for Clunkers" scams
Now the FTC is trying to reassert its authority, this time under the 2003 Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, designed to protect consumers from identity theft by requiring businesses to develop procedures to respond to “red flags” for fraud.
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The ABA v. FTC, Part II