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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Data theft fallout: US may ban sale of Social Security numbers
Data theft fallout: US may ban sale of Social Security numbers: "Congress is considering two approaches to the [data theft] problem. One would follow the lead of a California law that requires consumers be notified when their data is the subject of a security breach. Such legislation is seriously needed in the US. ChoicePoint neglected to notify consumers outside of California of the most recent breach, and another one a few years ago went completely unreported.

Another option would restrict or outright ban the sale of Social Security numbers, which are used as keys to definitively identify consumers in data transactions."
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posted by Richard Campbell at 3/16/2005 11:58:00 AM


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