A recent law that clarifies the range of creditors who face new regulations to detect and prevent identity theft does not give a blanket exception for all lawyers, Federal Trade Commission lawyers said in court papers filed this week in Washington.

FTC attorneys said in the papers [.pdf] in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that the legislation, which President Barack Obama signed into law in December, does not moot the litigation in which the American Bar Association sued the FTC over the so-called Red Flags Rule.

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