World Privacy Forum Comments on “Red Flag” Guidelines for Identity Theft, Requests Addition of Medical Identity Theft to Red Flag Rule

Identity theft | medical identity theft   – The World Privacy Forum filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission, the Treasury, and other federal agencies today regarding the joint draft rule on “Red Flags” for identity theft. In its comments, the World Privacy Forum requested that medical identity theft be added to several aspects and portions of the proposed rule. Adding medical identity theft to the rule is essential to help close gaps in protection for consumers and to encourage health care providers to attend to victims’ challenges and needs regarding medical identity theft.

For more on medical identity theft, also see the Forum’s medical identity theft report and tips on the Medical Identity Theft page.