by Elizabeth L. Anstaett*

The State of Vermont adopted new privacy regulations effective November 17, 2001. Financial institutions have 90 days after the effective date to comply with the regulation.

The regulation is patterned after the federal privacy rule, but requires opt‑in rather than opt‑out with regard to the disclosure of non‑public personal financial information to nonaffiliated third parties.

There are several strategies for addressing the Vermont regulation. If we can be of any assistance or if you would like a copy of the regulation, please do not hesitate to call us.

*Elizabeth Anstaett is an Associate with Dreher Tomkies LLP and is the Managing Editor of the Firm’s Marketing and Privacy Digest. Her direct dial number is 614-628-1604.