Mar 062014
 March 6, 2014  Posted by  Breaches, Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

Space Coast Daily reports:

The House Regulatory Affairs Committee today unanimously passed the Keeping I.D. Safe (K.I.D.S.) Act, a priority of Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam to keep Florida’s children safe from identity theft.

More than 50,000 children in Florida become victims of identity theft every year and more than $100,000 million is stolen every year from children whose identities have been compromised. The K.I.D.S. Act requires consumer reporting agencies to establish and freeze a credit record for a minor upon request by the parent or guardian. By enabling parents to freeze their children’s credit record, they can effectively block others from using it.

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