WAMC New York News
Fri April 15, 2005
Clinton, Markey Unveil Privacy Legislation
By Allison Dunne
Kingston, NY – A New York Senator and Massachusetts Congressman are introducing a bill that aims to protect consumers' personal information. They say the measure will close a loophole in U.S. privacy laws that leaves consumers vulnerable when U.S. businesses send personal customer information overseas for processing. The lawmakers cite an increase in identity theft cases as a major reason for the bill's necessity. More from WAMC's Allison Dunne.