‘Tis the season for listening. Joining a previous Presidential Commission invitation, the Federal Trade Commission (the FTC) is now seeking comments on the GLB Safeguards Rule.

The GLB Safeguards Rule, which took effect in 2003, requires financial institutions to develop and maintain security programs for handling customer information.

The FTC has invited comments on:

All affected persons, particularly financial institutions, should take the opportunity to communicate their concerns to the FTC.

Comments should be submitted via an online form on the FTC website. They can also be mailed to: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite CC-5610 (Annex B), Washington, D.C. 20580. The deadline for submissions is November 7, 2016.

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