Serial No. 108-19: Fighting Fraud: Improving Information Security: Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, April 3, 2003   [open pdf - 5MB]

Personal information has to be safeguarded throughout our national credit system. Just as consumers shred their unwanted mail and take care with their receipts, financial institutions have to develop and upgrade their information security procedures to protect consumers. Financial records such as credit card numbers are combined with other pieces of personal information, and they are the first targets of identity thieves. Years of work are often necessary for both consumer and business victims to correct damaged credit histories and restore access to credit. In this hearing, two subcommittees hear from the witnesses on three specific case studies to review current industry practices and to ensure that proper security procedures and protocols are in place or are being implemented. Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Howard J. Beales III, John J. Brady, Tim Caddigan, James E. Farnan, Evan Hendricks, David J. McIntyre Jr., Kevin D. Mitnick, Stuart K. Pratt, Spencer Bachus, Sue W. Kelly, Michael G. Oxley, Paul E. Gillmor, Ruben Hinojosa, Ron Paul, John B. Shadegg, and William Winkenwerder Jr.

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