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 personal information.
Organizations must effectively inform consumers about how their personal information 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. Criminal and civil penalties for SSN misuse should be increased.
Federal policymakers should strengthen protections and enforcement against identity theft.
Consumers have a right to accurate, secure, and confidential health and health-related information.
All levels of government and the private sector should adequately fund and support antifraud and anti-abuse efforts.
Policymakers and the private sector should enact meaningful rules and standards to provide government oversight and consumer protection against nuisance telemarketing calls and telemarketing fraud.
Policymakers and the private sector should develop a standardized screening tool to identify individuals experiencing social isolation.
Medicare, Medicaid, and other payers should reimburse providers for the use of a standardized tool, including during “Welcome to Medicare” and Annual Wellness visits.