Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998

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Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998

Commonly abbreviated ITADA. Legislation in the United States that made it a federal offense to use another person's identifying information to commit a federal, state or local crime. It also authorized the Federal Trade Commission to register complaints of identity theft and all federal law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute them. The passage of ITADA marked the first time that identity theft became a crime in itself in the United States.
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Per the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, the FTC is responsible for receiving and processing identity theft complaints, providing informational materials, and referring complaints to the appropriate entities, including the major credit reporting agencies and law enforcement agencies.
The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1988 set up this centralized complaint forum.
The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, enacted in October 1998, makes identity theft a crime punishable by fines and between 15 and 30 years in prison.
Following Arizona's lead, in 1998 the United States Congress enacted the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act.
The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 instructed the Federal Trade Commission to act as a repository of information regarding identity theft, provide victim assistance and consumer education, and staff a toll-free hotline: 877-ID-THEFT (877-438-4338).
Increasing congressional concerns about the rapid rise in identity theft led to the passage of the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998.
The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 makes identity theft in the United States a federal crime with penalties of up to 15 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.
Shaw also delves into the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994 and the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998.
The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, which became law on October 30, 1998, declares, for the first time, that anyone who uses another person's identity in order to engage in an activity which violates federal law or that is a felony under state or local law is guilty of identity theft.
The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 makes it a Federal crime when someone "knowingly transfers or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, any unlawful activity that constitutes a violation of federal law, or that constitutes a felony under any applicable state or local law.
The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 made identity theft a federal crime and recognized the true victim--the person who had their identity stolen.
Willox writes that despite recent efforts of industry and government, including passage of the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998, identity theft will never be eradicated.