ENFORCEMENT OF FTC IDENTITY THEFT RULES IS DELAYED AGAIN

The enforcement date of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules requiring cities to adopt identity theft programs (pursuant to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions [FACT] Act of 2003) has been extended from November 1, 2009, to June 1, 2010. (See the FTC Web site for information on this latest deadline extension: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/10/redflags.shtm. City officials should contact their city attorney or the TML Legal Department with any questions regarding adoption and implementation of a program. Contact Laura Mueller at the TML Legal Department at 512-231-7400 or by email at laura@tml.org.

For more information please see “FTC Requires Businesses to Adopt Identity Theft Programs” in the August 21, 2008, edition of the TML Legislative Update; “FTC Identity Theft Rules” in the October 9, 2008, edition of the TML Legislative Update; and “The FTC Releases Guide on Implementation of Identity Theft Rules” in the July 2, 2009, edition of the TML Legislative Update at tml.org.

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