The implementation date of 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 August 1, 2009, to November 1, 2009. (See the FTC Web site for information on this latest deadline extension: 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

(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

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