Publications

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

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.

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