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Monday, June 22, 2009

EPIC.org urges Congress to adopt comprehensive strategy to curb identity theft

EPIC.org Executive Director Marc Rotenberg recently urged a Congressional Committee to address the root causes of the ever increasing problem of identity theft. In testimony before the House Oversight Committee, Mr. Rotenberg testified that the government typically acts only after the theft of identity has occurred and warned that the problem will get worse if current trends continue. EPIC recommended a comprehensive strategy for ID Theft that would include: "(1) Establishing privacy safeguards for web 2.0 services; (2) Ensuring privacy protections for outsourcing; (3) Enacting comprehensive privacy legislation; (4) Making privacy protection a focal point of cybersecurity policy; and (5) Developing better techniques for Identity Management."

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