About the bill
- Full Title
To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to protect sensitive personal information of veterans, to ensure that veterans are appropriately notified of any breach of data security with respect to such information, to provide free credit monitoring and credit reports for veterans and others affected by any such breach of data security, and for other purposes.
- Summary (CRS)
6/12/2006--Introduced.Comprehensive Veterans' Data Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2006 - Places upon the Secretary of Veterans Affairs an affirmative obligation to protect from any data breach the sensitive ...
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Jun 12, 2006
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5588”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
142 cosponsors (141D, 1I)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 5588 — 109th Congress: Comprehensive Veterans’ Data Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2006. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr5588
“H.R. 5588 — 109th Congress: Comprehensive Veterans’ Data Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2006.” www.GovTrack.us. 2006. November 29, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr5588>
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