Data Security, Privacy And The 'Red Flags' Rule

Law360, New York (October 1, 2009, 12:49 PM EDT) -- In response to recent, high profile personal data breaches, U.S. law has taken a decided turn away from the current patchwork of protections and toward a more comprehensive regime of personal data protections.

The Federal Trade Commission’s new Red Flags Rule, which goes into effect Nov. 1, 2009, is a key element in this shift in policy.

In 2006, personal information of 26.5 million veterans and active duty members of the military was compromised when a laptop was stolen from the home of an employee of...
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