February 4, 2008
The National Law Journal quotes Associate Alysa Hutnik in an article titled, "Scrambling with ID Theft Programs." The article discusses the "Red Flag Regulations," the federal regulations concerning identity theft prevention programs and how companies should respond to address discrepancy notices from a consumer reporting agency. The rules require institutions to detect unusual activity or "red flags" that could signal, or take preventive measures to stop, identity theft. Ms. Hutnik emphasizes how important it is for businesses to have a comprehensive, well-documented program in place to protect against identity theft.