Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998(redirected from Federal Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act)
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.