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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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Thursday, January 05, 2006
The Washington Times ran a story on January 3, 2006 with an overview of new state privacy/identity theft laws that either came into force on January 1 or are on the horizon. There's also an overview of the debate about federal pre-emption:
New state laws seek to halt identity theft - Business - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper
Twelve states have credit-freeze legislation, which allows residents to block new creditors from accessing their credit reports and helps prevent identity thieves from opening spending accounts using a stolen name.
Credit-freeze laws in Connecticut, Illinois and New Jersey were enacted Sunday, while Maine's will become effective Feb. 1 and Colorado's July 1.
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