January 15, 2016
Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight (DMO) today issued a letter providing a conditional, time-limited extension of the relief provided in CFTC Letter 13-41 regarding masking of certain identifying information required to be reported.
CFTC Letter 13-41, issued on June 28, 2013, permits Part 45 and Part 46 reporting counterparties to mask legal entity identifiers, other enumerated identifiers and other identifying terms, and permits Part 20 reporting entities to mask identifying information in certain enumerated jurisdictions. DMO most recently extended this relief by CFTC Letter 15-01, and is extending the relief, subject to conditions, until the earlier of: the reporting party no longer holding the requisite reasonable belief regarding the privacy law consequences of reporting; and 12:01 a.m. (EST) on March 1, 2017.
The current extension:
The current extension also permits reporting parties who previously met the conditions in CFTC Letter 13-41, or who meet those conditions in the future, to fulfill their reporting obligations while acknowledging privacy, secrecy and blocking laws in certain non-U.S. jurisdictions.
Last Updated: January 15, 2016