Final Rule: Business Affiliate Marketing and Disposal of Consumer Information Rules
Federal Register Publication Date: 07/22/2011
Summary: The CFTC adopted regulations to implement new statutory provisions enacted by Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. These regulations apply to futures commission merchants, retail foreign exchange dealers, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, introducing brokers, swap dealers and major swap participants. The Dodd-Frank Act provides the CFTC with authority to implement regulations under Sections 624 and 628 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The regulations implementing Section 624 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act require CFTC-regulated entities to provide consumers with the opportunity to prohibit affiliates from using certain information to make marketing solicitations to consumers. The regulations implementing Section 628 of the FCRA require CFTC-regulated entities that possess or maintain consumer report information in connection with their business activities to develop and implement written policies and procedures for the proper disposal of such information.