Financial services companies that have applied for a license issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services are likely familiar with the personal questionnaire that control persons are required to complete. The questionnaire requests a wealth of information—from residential, work, and education history, to the names of parents and dependents. Recently, the NYSDFS has required individuals completing the questionnaire to provide a personal e-mail addresses and telephone number in addition to (or instead of) a business e-mail address and telephone number. The NYSDFS has explained that it will only use an individual’s personal e-mail address or telephone number in two instances: (1) if they need to contact the individual and have found the individual’s business e-mail address and telephone number to no longer work; or (2) if they have questions of a confidential nature for the individual (for example, regarding credit or criminal background check results). In light of this news, individuals completing the questionnaire are advised to automatically provide their personal e-mail address and telephone number to avoid potential delay in the processing of their questionnaires and any corresponding license applications.