Thursday, May 19, 2005

Bills from US Congress in wake of ID Thefts

And here it comes...watching the LexisNexus/Choicepoint/Ameritrade et al events unfolding over the last weeks it was inevitable that congress would jump into action as more and more revelations come to the fore.

WASHINGTON -- Expect the U.S. Congress to pass new rules regulating the way companies handle customer data after recent leaks of personal information by data collectors ChoicePoint and LexisNexis, among other companies.

Expect this one to go quicker than most since both Republicans and Democrats complain about ID theft. "Anyone has a near-perfect right to package your personal information and do almost anything they want with it,"
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