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NY AG Proposes Range of Legislative Initiatives to Protect Consumers Against ID Theft

Press release, April 1, 2005: Spitzer Calls for Regulation of Information Brokers and Increased Penalties for Computer Hacking. Note – links to the text of the proposed legislation, in PDF, are available via this press release, and highlights include the following:

  • Providing identity theft victims better control over their personal identifying information, including: allowing for “security freezes” on credit files; and providing significantly increased protections against a private company’s disclosure of a customers’ social security numbers;
  • Requiring companies to provide notice to individual consumers involved in instances in which a security breach has exposed personal information concerning 500 or more New Yorkers…”
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