U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R.-GA) introduced a senate bill to allow national credit freezes in response to a series of breaches at credit reporting agencies, most notably at Atlanta-based Equifax. Perdue’s bill is the senate companion to a bill introduced in the U.S. House by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R.-NC 10th) earlier this month.

Notably, the legislation would prevent credit reporting agencies from using consumers’ Social Security numbers for identification by 2020. The bill also would set a framework for national credit freezes. 

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