Identity Theft: An Annotated Bibliography of Federal, State, Consumer and News Resources

Sabrina I. Pacifici is the Founder, Editor, and Publisher of LLRX.com, which she launched in November 1996. Links to her articles and presentations on LLRX.com are available here. Sabrina is also the author of the current awareness fact blog on law and technology news, beSpacific, which she updates daily. The site's database hosts more than 11,000 entries, and visitors may search or browse for information by date, topic or keywords. One of the topics on which she regularly reports is ID theft. Sabrina has several decades of experience as a law library director and researcher, and has implemented and managed a range of cutting-edge technology projects including law firm intranets, websites and enterprise-wide blogs.

Catherine Guthrie is a staff researcher at the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology & the Law at Stetson University Law School in Gulfport, Florida. She earned her J.D. from Stetson in 2003 and is a member of the Florida Bar.

 Updated on September 17, 2006 by Sabrina I. Pacifici and Catherine Guthrie

Federal and State Resources on ID Theft

Federal Resources

Selected CRS Reports Available on the webSelected Law Review and Law Journal Articles on ID Theft
Federal LawsSelected Consumer and Industry Resources on ID TheftAdditional bibliographic information about identity theft
State ResourcesSelected Books on ID Theft 
Recent GAO ReportsSelected News Articles on ID Theft 

Federal Resources

The Federal Trade Commission (http://www.ftc.gov) serves as clearinghouse to receive consumer complaints and to provide them with assistance. The FTC also offers an ID Theft Alert website (http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft) that reviews how identity thieves work, and provides links to government reports and Congressional testimony, law enforcement updates, and other identity theft sites. The ID Theft Alert website also offers multiple publications and forms, including:

Other Federal Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Department of the Treasury

Department of Justice

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Social Security Administration

U.S. Postal Inspectors

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Federal Laws

Federal Identity Theft Laws

Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, as amended by Public Law 105-318, 112 Stat. 3007, October 30, 1998 (http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/itada/itadact.pdf)

Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act, as amended by Public Law 108-275, 118 Stat. 831 July 15, 2004 (http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/pdf/penalty_enhance_act.pdf)

Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, Public Law 108-159, 117 Stat. 1952, December 4, 2003 (PDF)

Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpa/fdcpact.htm)

Identity Theft Consumer Notification Act, 108th Congress, H.R. 818, Pending (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:HR00818:@@@L&summ2=m&)

Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2005, 109th Congress, H.R. 220, pending (http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/bills.text/109/h/h220.pdf)

Federal Credit Laws

Consumer Credit Protection Act, to locate information about identity theft within this law enter the phrase "identity theft" in the search box http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode15/usc_sup_01_15_10_41.html

Fair Credit Reporting Act: This version of the FCRA was made available by the FTC on December 1, 2005 (http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fcradoc.pdf)

Fair Credit Billing Act (http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fcb/fcb.pdf), see also (http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/fcb.htm)

Truth in Lending Act, Public Law 90-321 (Title I § 104), 82 Stat. 147, May 29, 1968 (http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/rules/6500-200.html)

Electronic Funds Transfer Act (http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode15/usc_sec_15_00001693----000-.html)

Federal False Identification Laws

False Identification Crime Control Act of 1982, Public Law 97-398, 96 Stat. 2009, December 31, 1982 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d097:HR06946:@@@L&summ2=m&)

Internet False Identification Act of 2000, Public Law 106-578, 114 Stat. 3075, December 28, 2000 (PDF)

Federal Privacy Laws

Privacy Act of 1971, Public Law 93-579, 88 Stat. 1896, December 31, 1974 (Link)

Drivers privacy Protection Act of 1994, Public Law103-322 (Title XXX), amended by 106-69, 108 Stat. 2099, September 13, 1994 (PDF)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Public Law 104-191, 110 Stat. 1936, August 21, 1996 (PDF)

Gramm-Leach- Bliley Act of 1999 (also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999), Public Law 106-102, 113 Stat. 1338, November 12, 1999 (PDF)

Social Security Number Confidentiality Act of 2000, Public Law 106-433, 114 Stat. 1910, November 6, 2000 (PDF)

Links to House and Senate Committees with jurisdiction

House Energy and Commerce Committee, http://energycommerce.house.gov

House Judiciary Committee, http://judiciary.house.gov

Senate Commerce Committee, http://commerce.senate.gov/public

Senate Judiciary Committee, http://judiciary.senate.gov

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State Resources

General

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C): "NW3C is a congressionally-funded, non-profit corporation. Through a combination of training and critical support services, we equip state and local law enforcement agencies with skills and resources they need to tackle emerging economic and cyber crime problems."

State Law Compilations

· National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Identity Theft Information, lists state identity theft laws compiled by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, http://www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/privacy/idt-statutes.htm. Also offers links to articles and publications on Identity Theft (http://www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/privacy/idt-pubs.htm)

· National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) 2006 Enacted Identity Theft Legislation, http://www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/privacy/IDTheft2006.htm and 2006 Introduced Identity Theft Legislation

· Identity Theft Resource Center's list of Federal and State identity theft laws (http://www.idtheftcenter.org/statefedlaws.shtml)

· List of state criminal identity theft laws ( http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/law_laws_state_criminal.htm )

· List of state Credit Information Blocking laws ( http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/law_laws_credit_info.htm )

· List of state Fraud Alerts laws ( http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/law_laws_fraud.htm )

· List of state Social Security Numbers laws ( http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/law_laws_social.htm )

Other State Resources

· Briefing Paper on ID Theft: indicates the language various states use to categorize ID theft, which is especially useful when conducting state statutory research (http://www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/privacy/LEGIS1033.htm)

· Links to State Attorneys General websites (http://www.findlaw.com/11stategov/indexag.html)

 

Specific resources listed alphabetically by state and in some instances, by city

· Alabama Office of Attorney General, General Guide for Victims of Identity Theft ( http://www.familyprotection.alabama.gov/identity.cfm )

· Alaska USA, Federal Credit Union, Identity Theft page ( http://www.alaskausa.org/help/privacyProtection.asp )

· Alaska Attorney General, Notice for Veterans About Identity Theft (http://www.law.state.ak.us/pdf/consumer/et-id-theft-notice.pdf)

· Arizona (Phoenix Police Department), Identity Theft, Learn to Protect Yourself (http://www.ci.phoenix.az.us/POLICE/idthef1.html)

· Arizona Identity Theft Statistics ( http://www.maricopacountyattorney.org/SpecPros/identity_arizona.asp )

· Arizona Crime Victims Support ( http://www.azVictims.com/identity/default.asp )

· Arizona Attorney General's STOP Identity Theft ( http://www.azag.gov/cybercrime/ID_Theft.html )

· Arkansas Office of the Attorney General, Protect Yourself From Identity Theft (http://www.ag.state.ar.us/consumer/ca32.htm)

· General Guide for Victims of Identity Theft, Office of the Attorney General, State of California ( http://ag.ca.gov/idtheft )

· California ID Theft Registry, Office of the Attorney General, State of California (http://caag.state.ca.us/idtheft/general.htm)

· California Office of privacy Protection ( http://www.privacy.ca.gov/coer/identitytheft.htm )

· California Department of Motor eVehicles, Fraud and Identity Theft Information (http://www.dm.ca.gov/consumer/fraud.htm)

· Colorado Motor Vehicle Investigations Unit ( http://www.reenue.state.co.us/m_dir/wrap.asp?incl=minwebpage )

· Colorado Attorney General Highlights Identity Theft Page ( http://www.agov.state.co.us/idtheft/IDTheft.cfm )

· Connecticut Attorney General's Office, Identity Theft Alert ( http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/iew.asp?a=2066&q=292644 )

· District of Columbia, Identity Theft page ( http://occ.dc.gov/occ/cwp/iew,a,1223,q,635085.asp )

· Delaware Attorney General, Avoiding Identity Theft ( http://www.state.de.us/attgen/publications/pdf/idtheft.pdf )

· Delaware Attorney General, Directions for Reporting Identity Theft and Completing the Identity Theft Victim Kit (http://www.state.de.us/attgen/fraud/consumerprotection/idtheft.shtml)

· Delaware Attorney General, Identity Theft (PDF)

· Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware (a nonprofit), Identity Theft page ( http://www.cccs-inc.org/cd/identity_theft.html )

· Florida Attorney General, Identity Theft page ( http://myfloridalegal.com/identitytheft )

· Florida Attorney General, Florida's Identity Theft Victim Kit ( http://myfloridalegal.com/idkitprintable.pdf )

· Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Identity Theft web site ( http://800helpfla.com/identity.html )

· Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Identify Theft page ( http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Fc3/idtheft.html )

· Georgia governor's Office of Consumer Affairs, Identity Theft - Instructions for Victims ( http://www.georgia.gov/00/article/0,2086,5426814_39039081_39480072,00.html )

· Georgia Consumer's Guide to Identity Theft ( http://www2.state.ga.us/GaOCA/broidtheft.htm )

· Georgia Stop Identity Theft Network, http://www.stopidentitytheft.org [If you have further questions, please contact Javoyne Hicks in the Special Prosecutions Section at 404.651.9340]

· Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Identity Theft Information (http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/quicklinks/id_theft_info )

· Hawaii Identity Theft and Fraud Task Force (HIT Fraud) http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/quicklinks/id_theft_info/

· Idaho Office of Attorney General, Identity Theft page (http://www2.state.id.us/ag/consumer/identitytheft.htm )

· Illinois Attorney General's Identity Theft Hotline (http://www.ag.state.il.us/consumers/hotline.html )

· Illinois Attorney General's Things You Should Know About... Identity Theft ( http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/idtheft.html )

· Indiana Office of Attorney General, Identity Theft Information ( http://www.indianaconsumer.com/consumer_guide/identity_theft.asp )

· Iowa Attorney General, Protect Yourself from "Identity Theft" (http://www.state.ia.us/government/ag/consumer/adisories/ident_theft.html)

· Iowa Department of Transportation Identity Theft page (http://www.dot.state.ia.us/md/ome/theft.htm )

· Iowa Attorney General's brochure on How to Avid Identity Theft (http://www.state.ia.us/government/ag/idaoid.htm )

· Kansas Attorney General's Identity Theft publication (http://www.ksag.org/Publications/ConsumerCorner/ID/index.htm )

· Kansas Department of Insurance, information about Identity Theft Insurance (http://www.ksinsurance.org/consumers/id_theft.htm )

· Kansas Bureau of Investigation's How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft brochure ( http://www.kansas.gov/kbi/PDF/brochures/Identity%20Theft.pdf )

· Kentucky Attorney General Identity Theft page (http://ag.ky.gov/consumer/identity/default.htm)

· Kentucky Attorney General Stumbo Supports Identity Theft Legislation (Link)

· Louisiana Department of Justice, Identity Theft (http://www.ag.state.la.us/publications/identitytheft.htm)

· Louisiana Attorney General Consumer Alerts, New Legislation Will Help Fight Identity Theft ( http://www.ag.state.la.us/calerts/alert0004.aspx )

· Maine, Department of the Secretary of State, Identity Fraud Information ( http://www.maine.gov/sos/IDFraud.htm )

· Maine Attorney General, Identity Theft page ( http://www.maine.gov/ag/index.php?r=protection&s=identitytheft&t )

· Maine, Credit Reports and Identity Theft publication ( http://www.maine.gov/pfr/bkg/creditreportbrochure.htm )

· Maryland Attorney General, Identity Theft: What to Do if It Happens to You (http://www.oag.state.md.us/consumer/idtheft.htm)

· Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware (a nonprofit), Identity Theft page ( http://www.cccs-inc.org/cd/identity_theft.html )

· Massachusetts Attorney General Consumer Alert, Reilly Alerts Identity Theft Victims to Additional Protections under New Federal Law ( http://www.agov.state.ma.us/sp.cfm?pageid=1610 )

· Massachusetts Attorney General Consumer Alert, Reilly Announces Comprehensive Approach to Identity Theft ( http://www.agov.state.ma.us/sp.cfm?pageid=986&id=1374 )

· Massachusetts Attorney General, Identity Fraud: It Can Happen to You! ( http://www.agov.state.ma.us/filelibrary/ident4.pdf )

· Michigan Department of Attorney General, Identity Theft Information for Michigan Consumers ( http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164--80479--,00.html )

· Michigan Department of Attorney General, Free Annual Credit Reports-What Consumers Should Know ( http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-20942-111010--,00.html )

· Crime Prevention Association of Michigan (CPAM), Identity Theft page ( http://www.preventcrime.net/identity_theft.htm )

· Minnesota Office of the Attorney General, Guarding Your privacy (http://www.ag.state.mn.us/consumer/privacy/GuardingYprivacy/Default.htm)

· Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Identity Theft page ( http://www.dps.state.mn.us/DS/DrierLicense/DL%20Info/idTheft.htm )

· Mississippi Office of the Attorney General, Identification Theft booklet ( http://www.agov.state.ms.us/diisions/consumer/idtheftbook.pdf )

· Mississippi Office of the Attorney General, Identification Theft pamphlet ( http://www.agov.state.ms.us/diisions/consumer/idpamphlet.pdf )

· Mississippi Insurance Department, A Rise in Identity Theft Spurs New Type of Insurance (http://www.doi.state.ms.us/consumer/alerts/alert021606.htm)

· Missouri Attorney General, Identity Theft page ( http://www.agov.mo.gov/publications/idtheft.htm )

· Montana Department of Justice and Attorney General, Identity Theft page ( http://doj.state.mt.us/consumer/consumer/identitytheft.asp)

· Nebraska Attorney General, to access the Identity Theft page click on the provided website, select Consumer Protection, and then click on Identity Theft Information (http://www.agov.state.ne.us)

· Nebraska Attorney General and Department of Justice brochure (http://www.agov.state.ne.us/content/Id_Theft_p1.pdf)

· Nevada Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Identity Theft Passport Program (http://ag.state.n.us/menu/passport/introduction.htm)

· Nevada Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Protect Yourself From Identity Theft (http://ag.state.n.us/menu/passport/protect_yourself.htm)

· New Hampshire Department of Justice, Identity Theft (http://www.nh.gov/nhdoj/consumer/sourcebook/identity.html)

· New Jersey Official State Website, Identity Theft page (http://www.nj.gov/identitytheft)

· New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Identity Theft (http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/idtheft.htm)

· New Jersey State Police, Identity Theft Victim's Reference Guide (http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/tech/identity.html)

· New Mexico Attorney General, Identity Theft page (http://www.agov.state.nm.us/know/idtheft/idtheft.htm)

· New York State Office of the State Attorney General, Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself (http://www.oag.state.ny.us/consumer/tips/identity_theft.html)

· New York State Office of the State Attorney General, Identity Theft: What To Do If You've Been Victimized (http://www.oag.state.ny.us/consumer/tips/identity_theft.html)

· North Carolina Department of Justice / Attorney General, Tips for Veterans and Military Personnel Who May Be at Risk (PDF)

· North Carolina Department of Justice / Attorney General, Identity Theft page (http://www.ncdoj.com/consumerprotection/cp_idtheft.jsp)

· North Carolina, Department of Transportation DM, Identity Theft page (http://www.ncdot.org/dm/other_serices/licensetheft/identityTheft.html)

· North Dakota Attorney General, Identity Theft page (http://www.ag.state.nd.us/cpat/idtheft/idtheft.htm)

· North Dakota Attorney General, Identity Theft Fraud Alert (http://www.ag.nd.gov/DataTheftFraudAlertInfo.pdf)

· North Dakota Attorney General, Identity Theft brochure (http://www.ag.state.nd.us/Brochures/IdentityTheft.pdf)

· North Dakota Attorney General, Column on Consumer Issues, "Phishing" Scam (http://www.ag.state.nd.us/TGTBT/2006/03-08-06.pdf)

· North Dakota Attorney General, Defending Your privacy (http://www.ag.state.nd.us/CPAT/PDFFiles/privacy2.PDF)

· North Dakota Attorney General, Is Your Private Life Really Private (http://www.ag.state.nd.us/CPAT/PDFFiles/privacy1.PDF)

· North Dakota Attorney General, What is Identity Theft (http://www.ag.state.nd.us/CPAT/PDFFiles/IdentityTheft1.PDF)

· North Dakota Attorney General, Avoiding Identity Theft (http://www.ag.state.nd.us/CPAT/PDFFiles/IdentityTheft2.PDF)

· North Dakota Attorney General, Stolen Identity, Now What (http://www.ag.state.nd.us/CPAT/PDFFiles/STOLENIDENTITY.pdf)

· North Dakota Attorney General, Social Security Numbers (http://www.ag.state.nd.us/CPAT/PDFFiles/socialsecuritynumbers.pdf)

· Ohio Attorney General, Identity Theft Verification Passport (Link), this page also contains links to publications and teaching materials about identity theft

· Ohio Consumers, includes articles, links and a slide show about identity theft (http://www.ohioconsumers.org)

· Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), Identity Theft Passport (http://www.osbi.state.ok.us/IdentityTheft.html)

· Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), Identity Theft Passport Request, (Link)

· Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), Identity Theft Preventative Actions (PDF)

· University of Oklahoma Police Department, Identity Theft page http://www.ou.edu/oupd/idtheft.htm

· Oregon Congresswoman Darlene Hooley, Leading the Way to Prevent Identity Theft (Link)

· District of Oregon, Senator Hoar's Identity Theft: The Crime of the New Millennium (http://www.cybercrime.gov/usamarch2001_3.htm)

· Oregon DMV, Identity Theft page (http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DM/drierid/idtheft.shtml)

· Pennsylvania Attorney General, Protecting Your Personal Information (http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/consumers.aspx?id=298)

· Pennsylvania Attorney General, Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft (http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/consumers.aspx?id=226)

· Pennsylvania Attorney General, How to Avoid Identity Theft (PDF)

· Pennsylvania Attorney General, Identity Theft (http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/consumers.aspx?id=289)

· Rhode Island Department of Attorney General, Identity Theft - What if I am a Victim of Identity Theft? (Link) to view this text scroll down to the bottom of the web page

· Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, Regulations for Identity Theft Protection (http://www.dlt.ri.gov/pdf/IdentityTheftRules41006.pdf)

· South Carolina Consumer Affairs, Identity Theft Flyer (http://www.scconsumer.gov/publications/flyers/id_theft.pdf)

· University of South Carolina, Identity Theft website (http://www.sc.edu/identity)

· South Dakota Attorney General, Identity Theft page, (http://www.state.sd.us/attorney/office/divisions/consumer/idtheft/default.asp)

· Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs, Identity Theft Tips may be available upon request (http://state.tn.us/consumer)

· Texas Attorney General, Identity Theft page (http://www.oag.state.tx.us/consumer/idtheft.shtml)

· Texas Department of Public Safety, Steps to Help Prevent Identity Theft , April 2002 (http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/pr040902.htm)

· Texas, Fort Worth Police Department, Identity Theft page (http://www.fortworthpd.com/identitytheft.htm)

· Utah, Identity Theft Reporting Information System (http://www.idtheft.utah.gov/pn)

· Utah Attorney General, General Consumer Assistance, Identity Fraud, http://attygen.state.ut.us/CA/IdFraudMain.htm

· Vermont Attorney General, Identity Theft page (http://www.atg.state.t.us/display.php?smod=198)

· Virginia Attorney General, Identity Theft page (http://www.oag.state.a.us/FAQs/FAQ_IDTheft.html)

· Virginia Department for the Aging, Identity Theft page (http://www.aging.state.a.us/identitytheft.htm)

· Washington Attorney General, Identity Theft page (http://www.atg.wa.gov/consumer/idprivacy/idtheft_index.shtml)

· West Virginia Attorney General, Identity Theft page (http://www.wagov.us/frameset.html)

· Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection, Office of privacy Protection (http://www.privacy.wi.gov)

· Wisconsin State Law Library, Identity Theft page (http://wsll.state.wi.us/topic/consumer/idtheft.html)

· Wyoming Department of Transportation, Stolen License / Identity Theft page (http://www.dot.state.wy.us/Default.jsp?sCode=draa)

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Recent GAO Reports

Identity Theft: Some Outreach Efforts to Promote Awareness of New Consumer Rights Are Under Way GAO-05-710 June 30, 2005

Personal Information: Key Federal Privacy Laws Do Not Require Information Resellers to Safeguard All Sensitive Data GAO-06-674 June 26, 2006

Veterans Affairs: Leadership Needed to Address Information Security Weaknesses and Privacy Issues GAO-06-866T June 14, 2006

Privacy: Preventing and Responding to Improper Disclosures of Personal Information GAO-06-833T June 8, 2006

Social Security Numbers: More Could be Done to Protect SSNs GAO-06-586T March 30, 2006

Social Security Numbers: Federal and State Laws Restrict Use of SSNs, Yet Gaps Remain GAO-05-1016T September 15, 2005

Information Security: Emerging Cybersecurity Issues Threaten Federal Information Systems GAO-05-231 May 13, 2005

Credit Reporting Literacy: Consumers Understood the Basics but Could Benefit from Targeted Educational Efforts GAO-05-223 March 16, 2005

Social Security Numbers: Governments Could Do More to Reduce Display in Public Records and on Identity Cards GAO-05-59 November 9, 2004

Selected CRS Reports Available on the web

RS22460 - June 22, 2006
Theft of Veterans' Personal Information, and Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Reorganization: Issues for Congress

RL33287 - February 28, 2006
Data Security: Protecting the Privacy of Phone Records

RL33231 - January 11, 2006
The Internal Revenue Service's Use of Private Debt Collection Agencies: Current Status and Issues for Congress

RL33199 - December 16, 2005
Personal Data Security Breaches: Context and Incident Summaries

RS22082 - March 16, 2005
Identity Theft: The Internet Connection

RS21083 - September 12, 2003
Identity Theft and the Fair Credit Reporting Act: An Analysis of TRW v. Andrews and Current Legislation

RL31919 - September 12, 2003
Remedies Available to Victims of Identity Theft

RL31752 - February 21, 2003
Identity Theft: An Overview of Proposed Legislation in the 107th Congress

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Miscellaneous

Selected Consumer and Industry Resources on ID Theft

Better Business Bureau

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse - Identity Theft Resources

Selected Books on ID Theft

Identity Theft: A Legal Research Guide, by Reba A. Best, 2004.

Your Evil Twin: Behind the Identity Theft Epidemic, by Bob Sullivan, 2004.

The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (Ex Machina: Law, Technology, and Society) by Daniel J. Solove, 2004.

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Selected News Articles on ID Theft

Ponemon Institute Releases National Survey on Confidential Data at Risk, August 15, 2006

Industry, Government Fret Over Tactics for Fighting Data Theft, by Marcia Coyle, The National Law Journal, August 10, 2006.

Risky Business? How Multinationals' Outsourcing Involving Customer Data Can Lead to Identity Theft and Other Fraud, by Anita Ramasastry, July 10, 2006

Identity Thief Finds Easy Money Hard to Resist, July 2006

PC With Personal Data on More than 500,000 NY Workers Missing, July 24, 2006

Gartner Says Rash of Personal Data Thefts Shows Social Security Numbers Can No Longer Be Sole Proof of Identity for Enterprises, June 5, 2006.

Experts Offer Advice to Prevent ID Theft, AP, May 23, 2006

Preventing Identity Theft and Data Security Breaches: The Problem With Regulation, by Clyde Wayne Crews and Brooke Oberwetter, Competitive Enterprise Institute, May 9, 2006 (24 pages, PDF)

Death is No Defense Against ID Theft, December 2005

2005 Worst Year for Breaches of Computer Security, December 2005

Grand Theft Identity - Be careful, we've been told, or you may become a fraud victim. But now it seems that corporations are failing to protect our secrets. How bad is the problem, and how can we fix it.
Newsweek, July 4, 2005.

Identity Theft Resources for Police, April 2005

ID Theft Worst Fraud in Record Year, January 2003 (http://tinyurl.com/58u7)

How to Foil Data Thieves, Hackers, January 2003 (http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,57302,00.html)

9-Digit 'Social' Overused as ID, January 2003 (http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,57395,00.html)

Cops Bust Massie ID Theft Ring, November 2002 (http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,56567,00.html)

Site Clues Consumers into Identity Theft, June 2002 (http://tinyurl.com/58tc)

Identity Theft: Fact and Fiction, September 2002 (http://news.com.com/2010-1075-958328.html)

Identity Heist!, February 2002 (http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0219/p17s02-wmcn.html)

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Selected Law Review and Law Journal Articles on ID Theft

· Solove, Daniel J. and Hoofnagle, Chris Jay, A Model Regime of Privacy Protection (Version 3.0). Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2006, p. 357, 2006.

Matwyshyn, Andrea M., "Technoconsen(t)sus" (May 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=904075

Victor M. DiBattista; Identity Theft: Is Your Security Blanket Tucked In?; 123 Banking Law Journal 316, Number 4; April 2006

Anderson, Keith B., Identity Theft: Does the Risk Vary With Demographics? (August 2005). Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics Working Paper No. 279 Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=795427

Cheney, Julia S., Identity Theft: Do Definitions Still Matter? (August 2005). FRB of Philadelphia Payment Cards Center Discussion Paper Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=815684

Bermann, Sol, Privacy and Access to Public Records in the Digital Age (April 2006). Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 62 Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=899621

· Jennifer Lynch; Identity Theft in Cyberspace: Crime Control Methods and Their Effectiveness in Combating Phishing Attacks; 20 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 259; 2005

· Daivd E. Libman; Identity Theft: Who Cares about Sticks and Stones?; 47 Orange County Lawyer 41; April 2005

Hoofnagle, Chris Jay, Putting Identity Theft on Ice: Freezing Credit Reports to Prevent Lending to Impostors. Stanford University Press, 2005 Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=650162

· Identity Theft: Your good Name gone Bad; 68 Texas Bar Journal 95; January 2005

· Daivd Narkiewicz; Identity Theft: A Rapidly Growing Technology Problem; 26 Pennsylvania Lawyer 58; May/June 2004

· Catherine Pastrikos; Identity Theft Statutes: Which Will Protect Americans the Most?; 67 Albany Law Review 1137; 2004

· Erin Leigh Sylester; Identity Theft: Are the Elderly Targeted?; 3 Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal 371; Spring 2004

· Holly K. Towle; Identity Theft: Myths, Methods, and New Law; 30 Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal 237; 2004

· Erin Suzanne Dais; A World Wide Problem on the World Wide Web: International Responses to Transnational Identity Theft via the Internet; 12 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 201; 2003

· Peter C. Alexander; Identity Theft and Bankruptcy Expungement; 77 American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 409; Fall 2003

· Chris B. Petrie; Identity (Theft) Crisis!; 26 Wyoming Lawyer 22; October 2003

· Stephen F. Miller; Someone Out There Is Using Your Name: A Basic Primer on Federal Identity Theft Law; 50 Federal Lawyer 11; January 2003

· Erin M. Shoudt; Identity Theft: Victims "Cry Out" for Reform; 52 American University Law Review; October 2002

· Sean B. Hoar; Identity Theft: The Crime of the New Millennium; 80 Oregon Law Review 1423; Winter 2001

· Dae Maxfield; Invasion of the I.D. Snatchers: Fighting Identity Theft; 13 South Carolina Lawyer 18; September/October 2001

 

Additional bibliographic information about identity theft· Identity Theft: Outline of Federal Statutes and Bibliography of Select Resources by Sara R. Paul, published September 18, 2005

· Annotated Bibliography of Resources on Identity Theft by Sabrina I. Pacifici, published April 7, 2003

ID theft resources from beSpacific, the current awareness blog on law and technology news, updated daily, with links to primary federal, state and local resources and reliable corporate, academic, public interest and expert sources.

More information is also available in a comprehensive, searchable, free forensics research database at http://www.ncstl.org. The database is offered by the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law (NCSTL), a program of the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice, Grant #2003-IJ-CX-K024.

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