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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Senate Banking Committee to hold hearings on security of sensitive consumer information 

Tomorrow, 10 March 2005, the Banking Committee of the United States Senate is holding hearings on "recent developments" related to the security of consumer information. By recent developments, they are referring to the ChoicePoint, Bank of America and LexisNexis incidents. Here is the notice of hearing, with the list of who is testifying (including the VP of ChoicePoint):

U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs:

"US Senator Richard Shelby

US Senator Paul Sarbanes
Ranking Member

Committee: US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Title: Identity Theft: Recent Developments Involving the Security of Sensitive Consumer Information
Date: 3/10/05
Time: 2:30 PM
Place: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Agenda: The Committee will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on "Identity Theft: Recent Developments Involving the Security of Sensitive Consumer Information."

Publication: Printable Hearing not available at this time


Panel 1

  • Honorable Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) , Unites States Senator

Panel 2

  • Honorable Deborah Platt Majoras , Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

Panel 3

  • Mr. Larry Johnson , Special Agent in Charge - Criminal Investigative Division, United States Secret Service
  • Ms. Amy S. Friend , Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Mr. Don McGuffey , Vice President, ChoicePoint Services, Inc.
  • Mr. Evan Hendricks , Editor, Privacy Times
  • Ms. Barbara J. Desoer , Executive Vice President, Global Technology, Service and Fulfillment Executive, Bank of America Corporate Center

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