Tuesday, 3 July 2007
S.S. Number Online Protection Act of 2007
On June 25, Sen. Chuck Shumer (D-NY) introduced bill S. 1691 to the Senate. The bill (short title: "Social Security Number Online Protection Act of 2007"), is intended to "amend title 18, United States Code, to restrict the public display on the Internet of all or any portion of social security account numbers by State and local governments, and for other purposes". The body of the bill acknowledges that the inappropriate display of social security numbers has contributed to identity theft, fraud, and other illegal activities. S. 1691 has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.