Fair Credit Reporting Act Jeopardizes Protections Provided by State Legislation

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 18, 2003

“As Congress moves into the final wrangling over an update to the Fair Credit Reporting Act designed in part to slow the growth of identity theft, victim advocates are complaining the legislation might actually make things worse. The central issue is one of the oldest debates in American politics: states’ rights vs. a strong central government. But victim advocates worry that millions who face identity theft each year might have a hard time finding justice, and stopping the crime, if the states’ rights advocates lose the argument.” [Link]

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