FTC Rule on Identity Theft Draws Strong Criticism From Bar Groups

, New York Law Journal


The New York State Bar Association on Monday became the latest bar group to protest new Federal Trade Commission rules requiring lawyers to become involved in preventing identity theft, calling the move unauthorized, unnecessary and destructive to the attorney-client relationship. The State Bar's objections follow those submitted last week by the ABA and the New York County Lawyers' Association. The ABA denounced the rules as imposing "an undue burden on law firms, especially solo practitioners."

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  • Alan

    Alan here, President / Founder of AKC-IDTheft identity theft consulting. I understand and commend the bar groups concerns for the privacy and confidentiality of their current and potential clients. I would humbly like to say as a three time data breach identity theft victim, by way of USA Veterans admin, two financial institutions. I believe we need it, from January 2005 to date 262,576,861 are the reported data breach identity theft victims read more at website www.akcidtheft.com In the mean time if any bar groups or law firms that want to comply for now, we and our partners believe we have the least expensive compliance module available at www.akcidthef.com. Law Firm data breaches: http://lawfirmit.blogspot.com/2009/04/wv-state-bar-data-breach.html http://www.v3.co.uk/vnunet/news/2229243/quarter-law-firms-losing

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