Citing the Equifax data security breach, state Senator John Marty wants to make it illegal for agencies to charge fees to freeze credit records in Minnesota. The Roseville Democrat says, “These credit bureaus… don’t own our data. It’s our data, and it seems to me that if people are concerned about somebody trying to steal their identity, they shouldn’t be charged by these credit bureaus in order to freeze their credit.”
The fees are currently prohibited only if a person is a victim of identity theft and can provide proof of a police investigation. Marty argues *all* consumers should be able to freeze credit records if they suspect someone is trying to steal their identity.
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