Reminder -- Compliance Date for Identity Theft Red Flags Rules is November 20, 2013

Foley Hoag LLP

As a reminder, the Identity Theft Red Flags Rules jointly adopted by the SEC and CFTC, which took effect on May 20, 2013, have an upcoming compliance date of November 20, 2013.  Under these rules, certain SEC and CFTC-regulated entities—including registered investment advisers, commodity trading advisors and commodity pool operators—that qualify as “financial institutions” or “creditors” and offer or maintain “covered accounts” must establish programs to address risks of identity theft.

For a summary of the new Identity Theft Red Flags Rules, see our May 28, 2013 Foley Adviser.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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