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PIA National Update Briefing - FTC "Red Flag" Requirements

What are Red Flag rules? Red Flag Rules are to strengthen businesses' anti-ID theft compliance. More specifically, they require creating system responses that flag...
June 12, 2009

Effective August 1, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is requiring compliance with its new "Red Flag" rules.

What are Red Flag rules? Red Flag Rules are to strengthen businesses' anti-ID theft compliance. More specifically, they require creating system responses that flag the caretaker of databases when "unusual" access attempts or activity patterns arise in your data activities.

Do Red Flag rules apply to insurance? Insurance is not included - but there are some important gray areas in which it is possible that PIA member agencies could be expected to comply with the general business practice requirements of Red Flag. The PIA National Business Issues Committee has reviewed this issue at the request of PIA members. It has published a special update memo discussing the new requirements and under what circumstances they might apply.

PIA National Update Briefing - FTC "Red Flag" Rules

New Red Flag Requirements (FTC summary)

FTC Red Flag Rule Compliance Manual (FTC)