Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed a invoice to present folks new protections in opposition to identification robbery.
The legislation calls for firms that record a knowledge breach to supply folks loose credit score tracking for as much as 18 months. Other people may additionally request, for free of charge, a freeze on their credit score reviews.
Shopper advocates driven for the legislation after the 2017 breach on the credit score reporting company Equifax.
WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Leader Paul Tuthill spoke about the new law with MASSPIRG legislative director Deirdre Cummings.
MASSPIRG’s website has more information on steps folks can take to offer protection to in opposition to determine robbery and fraud.