Executive Order 13402: Strengthening Federal Efforts To Protect Against Identity Theft [open pdf - 125KB]
Alternate Title: EO 13402: Strengthening Federal Efforts To Protect Against Identity Theft
"It is the policy of the United States to use Federal resources effectively to deter, prevent, detect, investigate, proceed against, and prosecute unlawful use by persons of the identifying information of other persons, including through: (a) increased aggressive law enforcement actions designed to prevent, investigate, and prosecute identity theft crimes, recover the proceeds of such crimes, and ensure just and effective punishment of those who perpetrate identity theft; (b) improved public outreach by the Federal Government to better (i) educate the public about identity theft and protective measures against identity theft, and (ii) address how the private sector can take appropriate steps to protect personal data and educate the public about identity theft; and (c) increased safeguards that Federal departments, agencies, and instrumentalities can implement to better secure government-held personal data."
Executive Order 13402; EO 13402
Federal Register: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR
Federal Register (May 15, 2006), v.71 no.93, p.27945-27947