Washington–Concerned by Congress' increasing focus on data security and identity theft, insurance interests are seeking to stave off legislative proposals that would require companies to obtain consumers' permission before sharing their personal data.

At a meeting in the Russell Senate office building last week, the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents Insurance Technology Coalition (ITC) discussed the potential consequences that identity theft legislation might have for the insurance industry.

At the meeting, participants heard presentations from insurance and legislative experts on the possible ramifications of the identity theft legislative proposals.

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