States Want Congress to Act on Identity Theft, Data Security

Forty-six state Attorneys General are calling on Congress to help protect consumers from identity theft by enacting national security breach and credit freeze legislation. In the letter, the AGs point out that millions of consumers over the past year have been exposed to potential ID theft because of security breaches suffered by large financial and retail establishments.
The proposed laws would require businesses entrusted with personal financial data to notify consumers if their company’s data files are breached and allow consumers to put a credit freeze on their accounts.
In the letter, the AGs point out that millions of consumers over the past year have been exposed to potential ID theft because of security breaches suffered by large financial and retail establishments.
{We hope that these same state Attorneys General will fight for patient privacy protections and fight national legislation that will preempt stronger state privacy laws. ~ Dr. Deborah Peel, Patient Privacy Rights}

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