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Study shows Latino homebuyers looking for “trusted advisers

National Mortgage Professional
Jun 29, 2005

FTC issues final rule on consumer information and records disposalmortgagepress.comconsumer report information, FACT Act of 2003, Fair Credit Reporting Act, fraud prevention Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has issued its final rule regarding the proper disposal of consumer report information and records under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The final rule, which will be published in the Federal Register shortly, is similar to the proposed rule issued in April and will become effective on June 1, 2005. The commission received more than 50 comments from industry trade organizations, businesses, consumer advocacy groups, members of Congress and consumers. FACTA, which was enacted on Dec. 4, 2003, amends FCRA and directs the FTC, Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of Thrift Supervision, National Credit Union Administration, and Securities and Exchange Commission to coordinate with one another to adopt comparable and consistent rules regarding the disposal of sensitive consumer report information. The purpose of these rules is to reduce the risk of identity theft and other consumer harms resulting from improper disposal of a consumer report or any record derived from one. The FTC's disposal rule applies to any person over which the FTC has jurisdiction that, for a business purpose, maintains or otherwise possesses such consumer report information. The rule requires that covered entities "take reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to or use of the information in connection with its disposal." The standard for disposal is flexible to allow entities covered by the rule to determine what measures are reasonable based on the sensitivity of the information, the costs and benefits of different disposal methods, and relevant changes in technology over time. The rule's flexibility should also facilitate compliance for smaller entities. Additionally, the rule includes specific examples of appropriate measures that would satisfy its disposal standard. The final rule makes minor modifications to the proposed rule, including clarification of the definitions of "consumer information" and "disposal." The commission vote approving the final rule and the publication of the Federal Register notice was 5-0. For more information, visit
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