Feinstein Introduces Privacy Act Of 2003
from the hoping-to-stop-identity-theft? dept
Senator Feinstein has introduced what she calls the “Privacy Act of 2003”, which is designed to try to combat identity theft. The basics of the bill are that a company would need explicit “opt-in” permission before they could distribute certain very sensitive information about you – such as your social security number. Less sensitive info, like your name and address, would require an “opt-out” plan to prevent copmanies from selling your info. It sounds like there are some things in the bill that help fix older legislation dealing with how companies deal with personal info – but I doubt it would do much to actually slow down the spread of identity theft.