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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Identity Theft

Supreme court delays Rule 138 personal identity information provisions By Adam W. Lasker August 2013 Lawpulse, Page 386 The supreme court delayed rule changes on personal identity information that some family law practitioners worry will force them to choose between the rule and conflicting statutes.
Congress exempts lawyers from the Red Flags Rule By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2011 Lawpulse, Page 10 Congress recently exempted lawyers from an FTC rule that would have required them to develop elaborate identity-theft-prevention procedures.
New law criminalizing obstruction of identification. PA 096-0335 February 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 The Illinois General Assembly is cracking down on the obstruction of identification.  
Red Flags enforcement delayed - and it might not apply to lawyers By Helen W. Gunnarsson December 2009 Lawpulse, Page 598 A court has enjoined application of the rule against lawyers, the House has voted to exempt lawyers and others, and the FTC has pushed back enforcement yet again.
Okay, are you really ready for the Red Flags Rule? By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2009 Lawpulse, Page 546 Implementation of the FTC's Red Flags rule, which requires lawyers to develop an identity theft prevention program, was postponed from August till November 1.
Act amends insurance code to provide information on identity theft protection and deterrence. PA 096-0167 October 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 496 Illinois lawmakers have amended the Illinois Insurance Code to include a new section requiring that the Department of Insurance develop a consumer fact sheet regarding identity theft insurance.
Are you ready for the Red Flags Rule? By Helen W. Gunnarsson August 2009 Lawpulse, Page 386 The FTC's Red Flags Rule, effective August 1, requires lawyers to develop an identity theft prevention program to help protect clients. Are you in compliance?
Identity theft law applies to undocumented immigrant’s purchase of social security card July 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 348 On May 9, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirmed the order of the Circuit Court of Winnebago County, finding the defendant guilty of two counts of identity theft and sentencing her to 30 months probation, 100 hours of public service, and a $500 fine.
Identity theft laws now offer increased protection - PA 094-1008 February 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 Due to the increasing instances of identity theft, the Illinois legislature has amended several sections of the Illinois Criminal Code (Code). 
Information on financial identity theft must be provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles - PA 094-1001 February 2007 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 In order to make Illinois residents more aware of the risks of financial identity theft, the Illinois General Assembly amended section 2-105 of the Illinois Vehicle Code by adding subsection (f). 625 ILCS 5/2-105(f). 
Personal Information Protection Act amended to help prevent identify theft- PA 094-0947 December 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 650 With increasing concern over identity theft, the Illinois General Assembly amended the Personal Information Protection Act (Act), covering any data collector that owns or licenses personal information concerning an Illinois resident.
Legislation allows victims of financial identity theft and aggravated financial identity theft to recover in civil action from convicted defendant P.A. 92-0686 February 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 62 On July 16, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law House Bill 5934.