April 24, 2007

The Honorable Patrick Leahy
Chair
Senate Judiciary Committee
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Mr. Chairman:

Consumers Union , the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports, and Consumer Federation of America are pleased to support S. 495, Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2007, as accompanied by a planned amendment from the Chairman to ensure that data of the type involved in the TJX breach will require a notice of security breach. This bipartisan measure is an important step in the ongoing fight to promote data privacy and reduce the incidence of identity theft against U.S. consumers and businesses.

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