February 24, 2005
ID Theft Scam Continues to Generate Controversy
AP reports that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, prompted by colleagues' requests, has agreed to hold hearings on ID theft and possible regulation of the sale of personal data collected on American citizens. Also from AP, Tips for protecting your identity
From ComputerWorld.com: "ChoicePoint's error sparks talk of ID theft law - The company reportedly has data on virtually every adult in the U.S."
Related news: ChoicePoint Sued Over Identity Theft (Goldberg v. ChoicePoint Inc., Superior Court of California, Los Angeles, filed February 18, 2005) and ChoicePoint's Response to Customer Fraud Litigation