RI Senate Passes SSN Bill
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.May 26, 2011
A bill passed unanimously in the Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday would make it illegal for businesses to ask for any part of a customer's Social Security number (SSN), reports The Boston Globe. The state currently prohibits companies from asking for full SSNs from customers, but the bill's sponsor, Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio (D-North Providence), said this bill would further protect consumers from identity theft. Currently, a similar bill is pending in the house, states the report.