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Survey: Many Believe Congress Failing at Data Protection

Lawmakers have dropped the ball on keeping consumer data safe, D.C. area opinion leaders said in a survey. Eight out of 10 respondents believe that Congress has done too little to protect social security numbers, and three-quarters say the same for financial data and credit card numbers. A majority also said that lawmakers fall short when it comes to safeguarding credit reports (68 percent), phone numbers and addresses (59 percent), and tax and salary records (54 percent).

Survey: Congress falling down on data protection, CNet News, June 8, 2005.