Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998

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Title

Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998

Description

Introduced June 25, 1998, this law amends the Federal criminal code to make it illegal for anyone to use or transfer another person's identity to commit any felony or unlawful activity. Criminal penalities will be incurred for fraud and/or identity fraud.

The internet was not as widely used in 1998, but since stealing identities online has become a major problem, the law probably applies now more than ever. For a more detailed summary, go here.

Date

October 30, 1998

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Public Law Number

105-318

Citation

Rep. John Shadegg, "Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 ," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #190, http://www.projectcyw-d.org/resources/items/show/190 (accessed June 18, 2019).