Online access to public records containing Social Security Numbers (SSNs) by anyone, anywhere and for any reason should be banned in every state because it facilitates the growing crime of identity theft. Senator Chuck Schumer introduced the ALERT Government Privacy Act or Avoiding Sleepy Local Government’s Online Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information.
This bill comes the day after Schumer introduced the ALERT Driver’s Act that bans text messaging. The Alert Government Privacy Act will help address identity theft, a crime that afflicts ten million or more consumers each year.
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