8 hours ago
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Sometimes they pass laws in Harrisburg that make sense.
From the PG: Don't be surprised if some day soon you get a letter with this disturbing news: A thief has swiped a computer file with your name, Social Security number or other personal financial data hoping to steal your identity and run up big bills in your name.
On June 22, Pennsylvania's Breach of Personal Information Notification Act takes effect, requiring companies to notify state residents if their sensitive personal data has been lost or stolen, exposing them to the risk of identity theft. The goal is to give Pennsylvanians an early warning so they can monitor their financial records for suspicious transactions and take steps to limit the damage.
This is a good idea considering I just received such a letter from the Veterans Administration.