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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Sabrina I. Pacifici's excellent blog, beSpacific is referring to some interesting reading about US social security numbers and ID theft:
Hearing on ID Theft Addresses Protection of Social Security Numbers
Prepared Statement of the Federal Trade Commission on Identity Theft and Social Security Numbers, Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, September 28, 2004.
Accompanying FTC press release
See also the Fair Credit Reporting Act and previous postings here and here on security issues associated with public and private use of social security data.
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