Renewed Calls To Define Policies for Consumer Notification of ID Theft
"CDT will testify (text of statement submitted by CDT Exec. Director, 17 pages, PDF) April 13 before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the privacy and security issues raised by recent losses of personal information by data brokers and others. CDT will call for a stronger policy framework, requiring notice of breach, security safeguards, limits on use and disclosure of Social Security numbers, rules for governmental use, and application of "fair information practices" to data brokers."Senate Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for April 13, 2005: Securing Electronic Personal Data: Striking a Balance Between Privacy and Commercial and Governmental Use
Press release, April 111, 2005: Senator Feinstein to Introduce Tougher ID Theft Notification Bill: "The bill requires a business or government entity to notify an individual in writing or email when it is believed that personal information – such as a Social Security number, driver's license or state identification number, or credit card or bank account information – has been compromised."