Bill Would Provide Lifetime Identity Protection to Feds Affected By OPM Data Breach

Government Executive: Two Washington-area Democrats have proposed a measure that would extend the identity theft protection offered to victims of the 2015 Office of Personnel Management data breach to last for life.

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., introduced the Reducing the Effects of the Cyberattack on OPM Victims Emergency Response Act (H.R. 5765) on May 10. The bill marks the latest effort to expand credit monitoring and identity protection services for the more than 21 million current and former federal employees and contractors whose Social Security numbers were exposed as part of multiple data breaches.

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