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Singleton, Caputo, Jasey, Lagana & Quijano Bill to Strengthen Consumer Protections against Security Breaches Clears AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Ralph Caputo, Mila Jasey, Joseph Lagana and Annette Quijano to ensure that consumers are informed of security breaches made to their account was approved 75-0 Monday by the Assembly. Between 2005 and 2014, there have been 4,695 breaches exposing 633 million records, according to the nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center. The average cost of a breach to an organization is estimated at $3.5 million.
"Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "What we have learned from the recent security breaches at major retailers is that they can happen to anywhere and to virtually any company, large or small. It is essential for consumers to be kept informed of data breaches so that they can take the necessary steps to protect their information..."
Assembly Approves Garcia, Caputo, Eustace & Jimenez Bill to Criminalize Caller ID Spoofing(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Carmelo Garcia, Ralph Caputo, Tim Eustace & Angelica Jimenez sponsored to bolster protections for residents against caller ID fraud was approved, 76-0, by the full Assembly in a Monday afternoon session.
Sponsors note in the legislation (A-3002) that most companies that offer basic telephone service also offer a caller ID service that can provide their customers with the telephone number or name of the calling party. Some callers, however, are employing technology to alter the name or number that appears on the recipient's caller ID display. This practice is known as "ID spoofing."
"Spoofing infringes on a resident's right to privacy," said Garcia (D-Hudson). "Caller ID gives residents a choice whether to take a call or not, to assess its importance by recognizing the name. ID spoofing takes away that right from residents."
Assembly Approves Democratic Bills to Help Ensure Availability of Generators During Power OutagesLegislation Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Joseph Cryan, Ralph Caputo, Shavonda Sumter and Nancy Pinkin sponsored to help ensure the availability of generators during emergencies received approval Monday in the Assembly.
"As we take steps to ensure gas stations can be equipped with generators, we must also protect some of our most vulnerable residents by ensuring that health care facilities are ready to go should we get hit with more power outages," said Quijano (D-Union).