GOP Rep Wants ACA Identity-Theft Criminal Penalty Increased

Law360, Washington (December 5, 2013, 7:46 PM EST) -- Rep. George Holding, R-N.C., announced Thursday that he has introduced a bill to increase potential criminal penalties for identify theft by government officials and others tasked with aiding Affordable Care Act implementation, saying inadequate background screening and weak website security necessitated the legislation.

H.R. 3652, or the No Identity Theft in Health Care Act, would up the maximum potential penalty for an abuse of personal information by officials tasked with implementing the ACA from two to five years in prison.

The increased penalties would also apply...
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