Circular
Comments Requested on Proposed Change to Regulation S
August 13, 2008
Circular No. 11979

The Federal Reserve Board has requested public comment on a proposed change to Regulation S (Right to Financial Privacy), which sets the rates and conditions under which a government agency must reimburse a financial institution for costs incurred in producing customer financial records under the Right to Financial Privacy Act.

The proposed revisions update Regulation S in two ways. First, the personnel fees that may be charged for searching and processing document requests are increased substantially. Second, the proposed amendments encourage electronic document productions by not allowing a $0.25 per page fee to be charged for printing electronically stored information. The proposal also includes an automated mechanism for periodically updating the labor rates found in the regulation.

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