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EXEMPTIONS UNDER FTC RED FLAG RULES AMENDMENT PASSES THE HOUSE

Posted in Red Flag Rules

Representative John Adler’s (D-NJ) amendment to the FTC Red Flag Rules, an act titled “To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide for an exclusion from Red Flag Guidelines for certain businesses,” passed the House of Representatives on October 20, 2009.

Currently, the Red Flag Rules go into effect on November 1, 2009.

Set forth in full below, the bill exempts health care practices, accounting practices, legal practices (each with 20 or fewer employees) and certain other businesses approved by the FTC that are engaged in domestic services, engage in services where identity theft is rare and have no incidence of identity theft, from complying with the Red Flag Rules.

The Adler amendment will have little effect on the litigation brought in August by the American Bar Association because of its limited scope.