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FTC Extends Red Flag Rules Enforcement Until June 1, 2010

Posted in Data Protection Law Compliance, Red Flag Rules

The FTC has again extended enforcement of the Red Flag Rules, this time until June 1, 2010.

This extension comes just one day after the ABA won a victory with its request that practicing attorneys be exempted from compliance with the Red Flag Rules.

The extension of the enforcement deadline also comes shortly after certain other exemptions, namely, 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, were passed in the House of Representatives.

Originally, the Red Flag Rules would have taken effect on November 1, 2008, which was then extended to May 1, 2009, and then further extended to November 1, 2009.