Tuesday, December 06, 2005

FTC can't require US lawyers to send privacy notices to clients under GLB

The US Court of Appeals for the DC circuit has held that the Federal Trade Commission overstepped its authority under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act by trying to force lawyers to send privacy notices to clients, as is the requirement for banks and other financial institutions. See: FTC Can't Regulate Lawyers, Court Rules - Yahoo! News. The NY Bar, a party to the court action, has also issued the following press release: New York State Bar Association Wins Lawsuit Over FTC Enforcement of Gramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Act; Court Exempts Lawyers From Federal Law - Yahoo! News.

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