GAO was asked to testify on how the loss of personally identifiable information contributes to identity
theft. This testimony summarizes (1) the problem of identity theft; (2) steps taken at the federal, state, and local level to prevent potential identity theft; and (3) vulnerabilities that remain to protecting personally identifiable information, including in federal information systems.

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Archives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives
“IDENTITY THEFT: Governments Have Acted to Protect Personally Identifiable Information, but Vulnerabilities Remain”
Statement of Daniel Bertoni, Director Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues
Expected at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, June 17, 2009