Request for Comments "Identity Theft Conference, Project No. P175400" #00002

Submission Number:
00002
Commenter:
Robert Ellis Smith
Organization:
Privacy Journal
State:
Rhode Island
Initiative Name:
Request for Comments "Identity Theft Conference, Project No. P175400"
Wouldn't it be productive if the FTC dared present a speaker who outlines the link between Social Security numbers and theft of identity? In fact, in recent years, the FTC encouraged credit bureaus to demand SSNS and for them to use them as a match in answering inquiries. This is what has created the epidemic of ID theft. How much longer will the FTC ignore the evidence that availability of SSNs leads to 60 percent of ID theft? To focus on security breaches merely obscures the real problem here. Robert Ellis Smith, Publisher, Privacy Journal