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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.
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