~ data control legislation pile continues to mount ~

In a summary of active legislation broadly classified as “identity theft”, ComputerWorld reports on a proposal in the works, crafted by a representative from Oregon, which would require data brokers notify individuals whenever their information is sold. Are these elected officials in the real world or are they just trying to bring business to a complete halt, while compromising sensitive investigations and numbing consumers with a useless overload of junk mail?

But Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) told witnesses he plans to introduce another ID theft bill with other committee members.

Smith’s bill could incorporate pieces of Feinstein’s bill and the legislation sponsored by Nelson and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). The Schumer-Nelson bill would require breach notification, would require companies to notify consumers when they plan to sell their personal information and would require companies to take reasonable steps to protect personal information.

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