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Senators Introduce Identity Theft Protection Act

A bipartisan group of senators introduced comprehensive identity-theft legislation Thursday that throws some of the burden for preventing the increasingly common crime onto businesses and other organizations that collect personal information. The Identity Theft Protection Act addresses problems with recent high-profile data breaches by requiring entities that collect sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers, to secure the data physically and technologically and to notify consumers nationwide when data is compromised.

Bill Strives to Protect Privacy, Wired News, July 15, 2005.