On April 30, 2009 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a News Release announcing that it is granting industries under the FTC’s jurisdiction an additional 3 months to develop and implement their identity theft prevention programs as required under the FTC’s so-called Identify Theft Red Flag Rule. The FTC also stated that that some entities, particularly those that are small, non-traditional creditors, would benefit from the availability of a template Red Flags program in developing their programs. The Commission staff intends to publish such a template for low-risk entities shortly. The FTC said that the extension, coupled with the release of the template, should be sufficient to enable low-risk entities to prepare their programs without undue burden. The announcement of the extension is also available at www.ftc.gov.