Policymakers should protect against the misuse of data, including:
Policymakers and the private sector should ensure that organizations effectively protect against unauthorized access to or misuse of consumers’ personally identifiable information
Organizations must effectively inform consumers about how their PII is secured and what actions will be taken in the event of a security breach.
Companies, government agencies, and individuals should protect the unauthorized use, display, collection, and sale of SSNs.
Federal policymakers should strengthen protections and enforcement against identity theft.
Occupational regulation should enhance consumer health and safety and provide consumers with meaningful benefits.
Policymakers should ensure that telemarketing practices incorporate consumer protections. Telemarketers should:
Policymakers should strengthen enforcement of anti-fraud measures. The Federal Trade Commission should strengthen the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
Policymakers should enact consumer protections and should eliminate deceptive practices. Mail solicitations should not appear to come from the government.
Consumers should be protected against e-mail spam. They should easily be able to opt out of receiving e-mails.