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Government Forum To Address Kids' ID Theft

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

June 23, 2011

CreditCards.com reports on government efforts to educate parents on preventing children's identity theft following a Carnegie Mellon report that found 10 percent of children's Social Security numbers being used by at least one other person. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice will offer a free public forum on July 12 in Washington, DC, called "Stolen Futures: A Forum on Child Identity Theft," which will feature representatives from government agencies, businesses, victims' advocates, nonprofits and legal service providers, the report states. "Among the things we'll talk about at the forum is how this information is getting out and how better to protect it," said an FTC spokeswoman.
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