I heard this on the radio during my commute home today.
Marketplace reports on new federal legislation that would *reduce* consumers ability to control their credit information and place blocks on who can use that data:
Congress is considering a bill that would roll back consumers’ ability
to freeze their own credit — a move critics say would make it harder
for consumers to protect themselves from identity thieves.
Instead of allowing a consumer the ability to lock their credit report and control who has access as many states provide now, this bill would instead reduce that control — allowing a consumer to only place a "fraud alert" on their account, something that is not nearly as strong.