Last week the ID Theft task force issued its recommendations for laws and standards to prevent identity theft and help victims recover.
The Washington Post notes the recommendations received a cool reception due to lack of focus on lessening the instance of identity theft. In fact others note that there is a visible lack of focus on requirements for government entities to tighten their data security, an issue in the limelight in recent months.
ZDNet reports an ironically timed story that Google is now talking to the government about using its technology to make public records more easily accessible (I hope not in the spirit of Zabasearch, which is an effective enabler for identity fraud.)
What does this mean?
Whatever comes to pass, it’s still the responsibility of consumers to protect themselves.