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Privacy of Consumer Financial Information; Final Rule

Federal Register, May 24, 2000, Page 33464


Federal Trade Commission


Final Rule


The Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is publishing a final privacy rule, as required by section 504(a) of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Pub. L. 106-102 (the ``G-L-B Act'' or ``Act''), with respect to financial institutions and other persons under the Commission's jurisdiction, as set forth in section 505(a)(7) of the Act. Section 504 of the Act requires the Commission and other federal regulatory agencies to issue regulations as may be necessary to implement notice requirements and restrictions on a financial institution's ability to disclose nonpublic personal information about consumers to nonaffiliated third parties. Pursuant to section 503 of the G-L-B Act, a financial institution must provide its customers with a notice of its privacy policies and practices. Section 502 prohibits a financial institution from disclosing nonpublic personal information about a consumer to nonaffiliated third parties unless the institution satisfies various disclosure and opt-out requirements and the consumer has not elected to opt out of the disclosure. This final rule implements the requirements outlined above.


This rule is effective November 13, 2000. Full compliance is required by July 1, 2001.

Further Information

Kellie A. Cosgrove or Clarke Brinckerhoff, Attorneys, Division of Financial Practices, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580, 202-326-3224.