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NJ Enacts ID Theft Legislation Including Security Freeze

Press release from NJPIRG: “Today the New Jersey Legislature passed the potent, comprehensive “Identity Theft Prevention Act” (6 pages, PDF) with overwhelming, bipartisan majorities in each house. The law limits the use and display of social security numbers, requires business to thoroughly destroy discarded documents, requires businesses to notify consumers if an unauthorized person accesses enough information to steal their identity, and empowers consumers to prevent new account fraud with a user-friendly “security freeze.”

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