Under pressure from Congress, the Federal Trade Commission has agreed to postpone enforcement of its "Red Flags" rule that requires lawyers, doctors and other professionals to develop written identity theft prevention programs. Both the American Bar Association and the American Medical Association have sued the agency, arguing that imposing the identity theft rule requirements on their members is arbitrary, capricious and has no legally supportable basis.
FTC Postpones 'Red Flags' Identity Theft Rule
The National Law Journal
June 1, 2010