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FTC Today Washington DC

Posted by Bill on December 10, 2007

In previous post (November), I let you know that the FTC is having its Workshop on Social Security Numbers and Identity Theft.  Today the workshop begins. I hope to be there and, if connections are available, will blog from the meeting.  If you are in the DC Metro area, come to the workshop.  Details are below:


8:30 a.m. Registration

9 a.m. Welcome

9:30 a.m. Panal 1, How SSNs are Used to Commit ID Theft

The workshop ends at 5 p.m. today and resumes tomorrow at 8:15 a.m.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

December 10 & 11, 2007 

On December 10 and 11, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop, “Security in Numbers: SSNs and ID Theft,” to explore the uses of Social Security numbers in the private sector and the role of SSNs in identity theft.  This workshop continues the work of the President’s Identity Theft Task Force, and, in particular, its recommendation to explore ways to reduce unnecessary uses of the SSN.  The workshop will provide a forum for public-sector, private-sector, and consumer representatives to discuss the various uses of SSNs by the private sector, the necessity of those uses, alternatives available, the challenges faced by the private sector in moving away from using SSNs, and how SSNs are obtained and used by identity thieves.  The workshop will be free and open to the public. 

Registration is FREE and details can be found at this link.

Some individual, bussinesses and organizations sent comments to the FTC.  Check out here:

Registration is free and can be found at this link:

It is important for private investigators to attend this conference, because the FTC is preparing to promulgate its
recommendations and policies concerning Social Security Number access by the private sector. Those recommendations will most likely have an impact on pending Congressional legislation.



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