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Wyoming Passes Notification Provision

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A report by Jennifer Frazer appearing in the March 2nd edition of the Wyoming News says that Wyoming House of Representatives unanimously passed Senate File 53 on Monday, February 26, 2007 that would require companies to notify customers if they lose or provide unauthorized access to personal information within one business day of the security breach.

It also would allow consumers to place freezes on their credit reports - maintained by three major credit reporting agencies in the United States - as a protective measure that would prevent their credit from being used by anyone, but particularly identity thieves, to obtain a credit card, bank account or loan.

NAID is a major proponent of notification provisions since it is one of the strongest deterrents to carelessly handling personal information. As an increasing number of states pursue these provisions, the pressure mounts on the Federal government to adopt a national law requiring notification (and require proper disposal). 

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