Last week, the FTC announced that it was seeking comments on its Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (the Safeguards Rule).  The Safeguards Rule was promulgated in 2002 under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and requires financial institutions to “protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of customer information" by developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive information security program.  The FTC said that this review is part of its systematic review of all of its rules and guides.  Comments will be accepted until November 7, 2016.