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House Approves Social Security Protection Act

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 10, 2010

The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved legislation designed to reduce identity theft by better restricting the access to and use of Social Security numbers, according to a press release from Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office. Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Social Security Protection Act of 2010 along with Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH). It now heads to President Barack Obama for signing. "Social Security numbers are among Americans' most valuable but vulnerable assets," said Feinstein. "Identity theft is a serious concern for all consumers, and we should make every effort to protect personal information."
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