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 July 1, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Laws, U.S.

The New York State Bar Association Monday became the latest bar group to protest new Federal Trade Commission rules requiring lawyers to become involved in preventing identity theft, calling the move unauthorized, unnecessary and destructive to the attorney-client relationship.

The State Bar’s objections follow those submitted last week by the American Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association.

In addition, the ABA reports that statewide bar associations in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Ohio and Virginia have also contacted the FTC to express their opposition, with Oregon and Wisconsin expected to follow shortly.

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