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Privacy Laws May Offer Protection From Identity Theft

A leading privacy newsletter says California’s year-old Office of Privacy Protection and spate of privacy laws give consumers more protection against identity theft and similar privacy invasions than any other state. California previously shared the top position with Minnesota.

But only California’s office deals solely with individual privacy. The journal, and privacy advocates, are praising the 13 new privacy laws California enacted last month, and additional laws since 1999.