New York, NY, March 28, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Deborah Katz, Senior Counsel, Legislative and Regulatory Activities, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Department of the Treasury will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “Identity Theft: Final Rules & the Impact on Financial Institutions and Creditors (The Red Flag Rule)”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for May 7, 2008, Wednesday, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2008_idtheft.html)
On January 1, 2008, the Red Flag Rule has become in full force and effect. Banks and financial institutions are now required to step up their security efforts and develop and implement an Identity Theft Program to deter thieves from snatching sensitive customer data using clever and sophisticated methods. Banks and financial institutions ought to have a comprehensive understanding of this rule as it will significantly affect the way they conduct, detect and handle instances of potential fraud & identity theft.
The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of experts who will express their views on the substantive aspects of this Rule and provide guidance to financial institutions that may be affected by its implementation. The panel will present their findings, which include “Best Practices” in a two-hour teleconference.
About Ms. Deborah Katz
Deborah Katz is a senior counsel in the Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury that regulates the national banking system. She has drafted various interagency regulations relating to identity theft and information security. She also drafted the interagency Customer Identification Program rule implementing section 326 of the USA Patriot Act. She joined the OCC in 1986. She has been Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief Counsel, and has worked in the Enforcement and Compliance, Bank Organization and Structure, and Legal Advisory Services divisions of the OCC’s law department.
Ms. Katz received a B.S. from the Edmund E. Walsh School of Foreign Service,
Georgetown University, in 1979, and a J.D. from the the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, in 1986. She is a member of the New York Bar.
About The Knowledge Congress
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