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Last Thursday, Governor Inslee signed SHB 2859 into law. Starting in January of 2017, parents will be able to freeze their children's credit until they turn 16. It will provide Washington's parents with a vital tool to protect their children from identity theft.
This bill was inspired by my daughter and my grandson, after their personal information was comprised in a series of data hackings two years ago. Thousands of families in Washington have been affected by similar data thefts and I'm pleased that my bill will give these parents a way to protect their children until they turn 16.
King 5 ran a story on the bill, which you can watch here.