Fordham Law

CLIP Partners with FTC to Present Free Business Data Security Workshop

April 09, 2009

The Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School is partnering with the Federal Trade Commission and New York Consumer Protection Agencies to present a free, two-part workshop, "Business Data Security & Red Flags Rules Compliance" on April 29, 2009.

The workshop is geared toward helping businesses of all sizes protect the sensitive personal information they store about customers and employees. Participants will learn how they can hinder fraud and identity theft through a comprehensive approach--from data security practices to detecting the "red flags" of identity theft.

The event includes two workshop sessions:

• 9:30 a.m.: Protecting Personal Information: Best Practices for Business
Focuses on how businesses can better secure personal information, implement best practices for developing an appropriate data security program, and respond to data breaches and other privacy and security threats

• 2 p.m.: Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags Rule: Practical Guidance for Business
Addresses a new regulation that requires creditors and financial institutions to develop an Identity Theft Program for their covered accounts; FTC lawyers will provide guidance and answer questions about the scope, structure, and requirements of the Red Flags Rule

Free and open to the public, the event will take place at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus in the Pope Auditorium (113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023). On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on April 29.

Learn more and register in advance online.


FTC As part of its business education program, the FTC offers information to help businesses develop data security plans, including an online tutorial, a booklet, and a series of articles suitable for reprinting in print or electronic newsletters. The FTC's mini site devoted to fighting fraud with the Red Flags Rule.

NY State Consumer Protection Board Further information about data security, including New York State's Business Privacy Guide, is available online.


Contact: Center on Law and Information Policy