On February 5, 2015, the FTC sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau describing the agency’s efforts in the debt collection arena during the previous year, and highlighting that the security of consumer data in the buying and selling of debts was one of the FTC’s main focuses.
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On April 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission jointly adopted rules that require broker-dealers, mutual funds, investment advisers and certain other regulated entities to adopt programs designed to detect red flags and prevent identity theft.
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The 2012 election results likely will have consequences for U.S. federal privacy and data security legislation. This blog entry outlines some key developments in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and describes how these developments might affect legislative priorities and prospects for the 113th Congress beginning in 2013.
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