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Senate Bill Calls for Removing Personal Information From International Moving Shipping Manifests

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the Senate that would require scrubbing such personal information as social security and passport numbers on shipping manifests for military and government personnel moving to the U.S. from overseas before the information is sold to data brokers.

The Moving & Storage Conference of American Trucking Associations said in a news release May 5 that it is supporting the legislation after reports that some military personnel and foreign service officers have had their personal identifiable information become public, resulting in identity theft and credit card fraud for unsuspecting households moving internationally.

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