Privacy and Cybercrime Enforcement Act of 2007: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session on H.R. 4175, December 18, 2007   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the opening statement of Robert C. Scott: "I am pleased to welcome you to the hearing of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on H.R. 4175, the 'Privacy and Cybercrime Enforcement Act of 2007.' I would like to thank the Chairman of the full Committee, Mr. Conyers, for introducing the bill with bipartisan support. The bill was introduced at the time by the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee and the Subcommittee, and I am pleased to have been working with Mr. Conyers in drafting it to provide effective tools for Federal prosecutors and State and local law enforcement agencies to combat identity theft and other cybercrimes. The Act takes several important steps to protect American consumers from the dangers of identity theft. First, our bill provides for the victims of identity theft, provides them with the ability to seek restitution in Federal court for the loss of time and money spent restoring their credit. Under current law, restitution to the victims is only available to recover the direct financial cost of identity theft offenses, such as recovering funds from unauthorized credit card charges." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert C. Scott, Louie Gohmert, Andrew Lourie, Craig Magaw, Joel Winston, Jaimee Napp, Robert W. Holleyman, Lillie Coney, and John Conyers.

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