With identity theft and information based fraud being one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, many new laws have been passed to ensure the security of personal information.
Some of these laws include:
HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
FACTA - Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act
GLB - Gramm Leach Bliley Act
SOX - Arbanes - Oxley
EEA - Economic Espionage Act of 1996