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Consumer advocate: New cybercrime bill inadequate

New legislation in the U.S. Congress intended to help law enforcement agencies fight cybercrime falls short because it does not give consumers tools to guard against identity theft, a lawmaker and a consumer advocate said Thursday. The Cyber-Security Enhancement and Consumer Data Protection Act, introduced Tuesday, would be inadequate as a stand-alone cybersecurity bill because it does not require companies with data breaches to notify affected consumers, and it does not allow consumers to freeze their credit when they’ve been victims of ID theft, said Susanna Montezemolo, policy analyst for Consumers Union. Full Story

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