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FTC Safeguards Workshop - ONLINE

July 13, 2020
9:00 am, EDT


The Federal Trade Commission will hold an online workshop on July 13, 2020, seeking input on proposed changes to the Safeguards Rule under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

The virtual workshop, originally scheduled to take place on May 13, 2020, will continue to focus on some of the issues raised in response to amendments the FTC has proposed making to the Safeguards Rule, which requires financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information security program. In 2019, the FTC sought comments on the proposed amendments to the Safeguards Rule.

The FTC has extended the deadline to submit a comment on the topics that will be examined at the workshop until August 12, 2020. Instructions for filing comments can be found in the Federal Register notice, which will be published soon.

Those interested in participating as a panelist at the workshop can email the FTC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 14, 2020. If a proposed panelist or commenter is affiliated with an entity that has provided funding for research, analysis, or commentary on relevant topics, please identify such funding and its source in your comment or in your request for consideration as a speaker.

The workshop will be webcast on the FTC’s website. You can find additional information about the workshop on the event page.

The Commission voted 5-0 to submit the notice to the Federal Register.

The Federal Trade Commission works to promote competition, and protect and educate consumers. You can learn more about consumer topics and file a consumer complaint online or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357).