Washington Update - June 2007


In an effort to keep our clients and friends apprised of federal legislative and regulatory initiatives regarding

data privacy and security, we are providing this update of recent activity in Congress and the agencies. In this

alert, we discuss several bills introduced in the House and Senate addressing data safeguards, security breach

notification, privacy notices, and credit file freezes. We also discuss federal agency initiatives intended to

strengthen pretexting prohibitions, the recently announced Strategic Plan of the President’s Identity Theft Task

Force, a new bank agency supervisory policy on identity theft, and various enforcement actions, reports and


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