FTC IDENTITY THEFT RULES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2009
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules requiring city utilities to adopt identity theft programs will start being enforced on August 1, 2009, pursuant to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act of 2003. See the Federal Trade Commission's Web site for information on this latest deadline extension: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/04/redflagsrule.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 email@example.com.
(For more information please see “FTC Requires Businesses to Adopt Identity Theft Programs” in the August 21, 2008, edition of the TML Legislative Update, and “FTC Identity Theft Rules” in the October 9, 2008, edition of the TML Legislative Update.)