Interagency Proposal for Model Privacy Form Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, NCUA, FTC, CFTC, and SEC (the Agencies) are proposing amendments to their rules that implement the privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act), Title V, Subtitle A. These rules require financial institutions to provide initial and annual privacy notices to their customers. As required under section 728 of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (Regulatory Relief Act or Act), the Agencies are proposing a safe harbor model privacy form that financial institutions may use to provide disclosures under the privacy rules. Institutions that use notices based on the Sample Clauses currently contained in most of the privacy rules would lose the benefit of a safe harbor for compliance with respect to those notices if they are provided more than one year following the date of publication of a final rule. Similarly, institutions that use notices based on the Sample Clauses in the SEC's privacy rule could no longer rely on the guidance provided with respect to those notices if they are provided more than one year following the date of publication of a final rule.
Foreign Futures and Options Transactions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or (CFTC) is granting an exemption to firms designated by the Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) from the application of certain of the Commission's foreign futures and option regulations based upon substituted compliance with certain comparable regulatory and self-regulatory requirements of a foreign regulatory authority consistent with conditions specified by the Commission, as set forth herein. This Order is issued pursuant to Commission Regulation 30.10, which permits persons to file a petition with the Commission for exemption from the application of certain of the Regulations set forth in Part 30 and authorizes the Commission to grant such an exemption if such action would not be otherwise contrary to the public interest or to the purposes of the provision from which exemption is sought.
Conflicts of Interest in Self-Regulation and Self-Regulatory Organizations
The Commission hereby proposes amendments to the Acceptable Practices \1\ for section 5(d)(15) (``Core Principle 15'') of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'' or ``Act'').\2\ The amendments clarify the definition of ``public director'' contained in the Acceptable Practices.\3\ The Commission believes that the proposed amendments will remove potential ambiguities and correct a technical drafting error. The amendments are consistent with the Acceptable Practices' intent to ensure the inclusion of truly public directors on designated contract market (``DCM'') boards of directors and Regulatory Oversight Committees (``ROCs''), as well as truly public persons on their disciplinary panels. The Commission welcomes comment on the proposed amendments.