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GAO: Congress Should Let Agencies Determine Insurance Coverage Level for Data Breach Victims

The Government Accountability Office has said Congress should consider allowing agencies to determine the appropriate level of identity theft insurance coverage for affected individuals of data breaches. GAO said in a report published Thursday agencies that experienced data breaches are required by law to provide identity theft services for impacted persons. The Office of Personnel …

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Nextgov: OPM Hack Affected Victims’ Family Members

The Office of Personnel Management has said the effects of the 2015 data breach extends to the family members and contacts of 21.5 million individuals whose records were compromised, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein writes OPM updated its FAQ that said hackers gained access to security clearance background investigation forms which includes information on family …

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Sens. Tammy Baldwin, Jerry Moran Co-Sponsor Bipartisan Reform Bill for Veterans’ ID Theft Protection

Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) have introduced a new bipartisan reform bill that works to help protect veterans from identity theft. According to a statement posted Thursday on Baldwin’s website, the Veterans’ Identity Theft Protection Act seeks to modify the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ current identity verification process, which requires Social Security numbers in all information …

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FTC-Lockheed Identity Theft Recovery Website Gets ACT-IAC Award; Scott Gray Comments

The Federal Trade Commission and Lockheed Martin have received recognition at an American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council event for FTC’s identity theft recovery website developed by Lockheed. Lockheed and FTC received the “Impacter Dynamite Award” at the 2016 ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Awards event for IdentityTheft.gov, a website that …

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Jeh Johnson: E-Passport Required for US Visa Waiver Program Travelers

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said e-passports are now required for all individuals entering the U.S. from the 38 countries included in the Visa Waiver Program. Johnson said in a statement posted Friday the announcement follows the passage of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel …

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