A story behind a security freeze law


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By Consumers Union on Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

I’ve reported that 35 states plus the District of Columbia have passed security freeze, or credit freeze legislation. But what happens behind closed doors? What’s the story? Who are the players? The story of how an individual in Delaware took the credit freeze issue up and built up a massive coalition against big bucks to pass a law in his state recently ran in the Washington Post.

To read Brian Krebs’ article about George Fitzgerald’s story, “States Offer Consumers New Tool to Thwart Identity Theft: Consumers Largely Unaware of Credit Freeze”.

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