California ID Theft Case Now Has National Impact
Updates today on news earlier this week, Data Mining Aggregator Reports Widespread ID Theft, disclose that the scope of the ID theft scam may involve half a million individuals around the country, not just the 35,000 in California as initially reported.Defendant In Major ID-Theft Case Found Guilty
Choicepoint Fraud Highlights Need for Stronger ID Theft Safeguards; 11 States Consider Security Freeze Right for Consumers - Two Others Consider Requiring Companies to Notify Customers About Security Breaches
From Consumers Union, a website listing "state identity theft protection bills that give consumers the right to place a security freezes on their credit files."
S. 115 - Notification of Risk to Personal Data Act: A bill to require Federal agencies, and persons engaged in interstate commerce, in possession of electronic data containing personal information, to disclose any unauthorized acquisition of such information. Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 1/24/2005).