"Chris Jay Hoofnagle" is an American lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley who teaches information privacy law, computer crime law, regulation of online privacy, and internet law.[http://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/faculty/facultyProfile.php?facID=6494 Berkeley Law - Berkeley Law - Faculty Profiles][http://www.techpolicy.com/Academics/Chris-Hoofnagle.aspx Technology / Academics / Policy - Chris Hoofnagle] Hoofnagle has made notable contributions to the privacy literature through a set of surveys that established that most Americans prefer not to be targeted online for advertisingStephanie Clifford, Two-Thirds of Americans Object to Online Tracking, The New York Times, Sept. 29, 2009, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/30/business/media/30adco.html?_r=0 and that, despite claims to the contrary, young people care about privacy and take actions to protect it.Benny Evangelista, Study: Young people concerned about privacy, San Francisco Chronicle, Apr. 6, 2010, http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Study-Young-people-concerned-about-privacy-3192550.php

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It's the first step to federal recognition of credit freezes.

I am kind of perplexed by their argument, ... You have a federally mandated program, created with federal dollars, but the states are issuing it. The states are not deciding anything, so I am not really sure how it is not a federal ID when the federal government makes all the decisions.

The lawsuits are great. But a related difficulty here is that it's too easy to get telephone records.

We're arguing that it is creating a national ID system.

I think this could be a very interesting way to deal with the telemarketing issue for consumers.

Credit monitoring can't prevent ID theft. The thing that is worth paying for is the security freeze.

The devil's in the details.

There has been a creeping spread of location technology in the workplace.

The privacy risk is that these codes may be later used for other law enforcement efforts outside counterfeiting, or to identify people who try to participate in political debates anonymously.