FTC Upgrades IdentityTheft.gov Website

For the first time, identity theft victims can now go online and get a free, personalized identity theft recovery plan as a result of significant enhancements to the IdentityTheft.gov website of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) . The new one-stop website is integrated with the FTC’s consumer complaint system, allowing consumers who are victims of […]

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EEOC, FTC Weigh in On Employment Background Checks

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today co-published two technical assistance documents that explain how the agencies' respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes.  One document is for employers; the other is for job applicants and employees. This is the first time that the two agencies […]

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FTC Narrows the Red Flags That Trigger Creditor Compliance

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced publication of an Interim Final Rule on identity theft “red flags” that narrows the circumstances under which creditors are covered by the rule. Congress directed the FTC, along with several banking agencies to develop regulations requiring “financial institutions” and “creditors” to develop and implement a written identity theft […]

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