New Rule on Disposal of Consumer Information

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its final rule, effective June 1st, requiring employers to take reasonable measures when disposing of consumer information in order to protect against unauthorized access to, or use of, the information.  Consumer information is any record about an individual, hard-copy or electronic, that is derived from a consumer report, such as a background check, e.g., driver’s license number, social security number, etc.  For more information, visit the FTC’s website at: