Computer hacker stealing data from a laptop concept for network security, identity theft and computer crime

Senator Proposes Early Warning Alerts to Curtail Identity Theft

Senator Charles Schumer has proposed an idea that would help identity theft victims, and possibly limit the damage caused by these breaches. Schumer, a Democrat from New York, wants the three largest credit reporting firms–Equifax, TransUnion and Experian–to immediately send a ‘credit inquiry alert’ to consumers whenever their credit records are requested, which usually takes