Feb 1st, 2009
FTC Rule on Identity Theft Impacts Providers By David N. Anthony, Paige S. Fitzgerald, and Erin S. Whaley of Troutman Sanders LLP, Richmond, Va. Identity theft is a significant and growing problem. According to a study released in February 2007, identity theft increased 50 percent from 2003 through 2006 with more than 15 million Americans ...
Nov 17th, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will suspend enforcement of the new Red Flags Rule until May 1, 2009. This gives financial institutions and creditors (as well as medical practices) additional time to implement written identity theft prevention programs. The Enforcement Policy Statement release does not affect other federal agencies’ enforcement of the original Nov. 1 ...
Jul 1st, 2007
By Peter Keohane, JD, MPH, CPC Protect your medical records, or you could be setting yourself up for unforeseen problems. As most coding professionals know, identity theft is an increasingly common problem for businesses that collect and maintain personal information. According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft is the most common complaint from consumers ...