ID theft legislation passed in the US

ID Theft it s all the rage apparently

If you're concerned about the apparently increasing threat of ID theft, you'll be interested to hear that Westchester County in the State of New York, in the US, has passed a bill forcing local firms to install basic security measures for any wireless network that stores customers' credit card numbers or other financial information.

The bill also requires that firms offering Internet access such as coffee shops and hotels, must display clear signs warning users of the need to install firewalls or other security measures on their PCs.

As he signed the bill last week, County Executive Andrew Spano told reporters that his administration had been unable to find legislation like it elsewhere in the US and had received enquiries about the bill from other states and from Great Britain, South Korea and the Czech Republic.

GB eh? We could see similar legislation here then - eventually...