“There will never be a hill you don’t have to climb when it comes to injustice in this world, you just have to keep climbing.” — Ralph Nader
Pass the Social Security Number Misuse Act bill – Let’s make it law. This law would cut back on social security number usage; and even though there would be a financial cost, it is imperative to our future generations that we get these numbers minimally used and protected. It should be mandatory that all social security numbers be taken off Drivers Licenses throughout the country and never used as identification by businesses.
Establish clear federal standards for breached information – The Data Accountability and Trust Act needs to be revised, making companies and financial institutions more accountable. No exceptions! Mass notification should be required in a timely manner! Why are institutions with inadequate security to begin with getting to decide if their breaches are significant enough for their customers to know they have been put at risk? No CEO is going to mention a problem if he/she doesn’t have to. Let the consumer decide if it is a serious issue. We are ultimately the ones cleaning up the mess.
Update the nation’s death registry – Implement precautions so that credit bureaus and government agencies don’t wind up issuing benefits to the deceased. We should stop grave-robbers. It is another way to protect the living.
Free protection for all, including:
All states should have ID theft registries with a toll free number and password to give to police officers and other officials.
Drivers’ licenses could have swipe identification, like credit cards, for banks to authenticate.
Passwords on bank and company accounts along with picture identification (if a customer wants these types of protection they should be able to get it).
No charge for extra verification coverage for new or existing accounts. Why should a consumer have to pay extra to be protected?
Federal mail keys and locks reissued across the country. Those keys and locks are old and need to be replaced.