Nebraska personal information bill wins initial approval

AP reports:

A bill designed to protect consumers from identity theft has won first-round approval from Nebraska lawmakers.

Senators voted 34-0 on Thursday to advance the measure to the second of three required votes.

The proposal would prevent credit reporting companies from charging a fee to impose or lift a security freeze on a consumer’s personal information. It also requires that companies maintain “reasonable security procedures and practices” to protect such information.

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