S. Hrg. 106-902: Identity Theft: How to Protect and Restore Your Good Name: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session on Preventing Criminals from Using Technology to Prey Upon Society, Focusing on Identity Theft Prevention Measures and the Implementation of the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (P.L. 105-318), July 12, 2000   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the opening statement of Jon Kyl: "Today, our subcommittee will hear from six witnesses about the effect of identity theft and the help that victims of identity theft can expect. On the first panel, we are glad to welcome back Jodie Bernstein, who is the current Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission. She will discuss how the FTC has responded to identity theft in carrying out its duties under the 1998 law. She will also discuss what legislative and nonlegislative measures have been taken and what could reduce criminals' access to sensitive data. James G. Huse, the current Inspector General of the Social Security Administration, is our next witness. He will discuss how Social Security numbers are used in the commission of identity theft, what steps can be taken to reduce the role of Social Security numbers in identity theft, why Social Security numbers can be purchased on the Internet for as little as $40, current undercover operations to prevent the sale of Social Security numbers on the Internet, and what is the most common source of Social Security numbers used for identity theft." Statements, letters, and material submitted for the record include those of the following: Jon Kyl, Dianne Feinstein, Jodie Bernstein, Michelle Brown, Steven M. Emmert, Beth Givens, James E. Huse, Jr., and Stuart K. Pratt.

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S. Hrg. 106-902; Senate Hearing 106-902; Serial No. J-106-97
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