The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is once again extending the deadline for enforcing its "Red Flags" Rule, while Congress considers legislation that would affect the scope of entities covered by the Rule. The FTC is delaying enforcement of the Rule until December 31, 2010 in response to a request from members of Congress who are working to finalize legislation that would limit the scope of business covered by the Rule.
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Last month, we blogged about whether the Red Flag Rules apply to medical care providers. According to the FTC, they may also apply to retailers. The Federal Trade Commission’s recently released “how-to” guide says that the Red Flag Rules apply to “retailers that offer financing or help consumers get financing from others, say, by processing credit applications.” However, most … Continue Reading
The health care industry has been waiting for resolution of the question: Do the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Red Flag Rules apply to health care providers? With the May 1st compliance deadline looming, health care providers need to know. The answer seems to depend on whom you ask. The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and … Continue Reading