We need to let both houses of Congress know there is a way to protect us. These two in particular get it and letting them know you’re interested helps us get the word out. Twitter is probably easiest, but a phone call to their local office has more impact.
|2400 JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02203
(617) 565-3170 Voice
Saint Paul Office
60 East Plato Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55107
|Russell Senate Office Building
2 Russell Courtyard
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4543 Voice
|309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
What to tell senators and representatives
Tell them you want them to please urge charge card providers to research NC3 as a better way to protect your financial information. Tell them that NC3 provides new features to make your life easier while spurring the national economy and making charge card theft a profitless enterprise. No strong-arm tactics, just “urging” and “researching”. Our goal is to get the attention of American Express, Discover, Master Card and Visa.
Contact your representatives and senators
Why? They work for you and need to know what is important to you. Protection from financial crime and a ruined credit rating is important for us all.
The easy way is tweet them. You might not find their twitter account listed at the links below, but many were found by searching Twitter with “Senator” or “Representative” before their name.
To Find your Senator
To Find your Representative
Why these two?
Simply put: These senators get it. They understand the forces against the consuming public and the weaknesses of cyber-protection. Each were told about NC3, but need prodding to marshal support for this measure that prevents future large scale data breaches from becoming a pain to millions of consumers whose accounts were hacked.
TIME Magazine’s “New Sheriff of Wall Street”, Senator Warren has a long history fighting for consumer protection in a plain-spoken and direct manner too absent from our national leadership. She was unwavering in the recent creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She was a professor of law for several decades including a long term at Harvard.
Early May 2010, on The Colbert Report, she was making the case for a strong, independent consumer protection agency instead of a committee of agencies that had already failed in that duty. Colbert jibed “Why do we have to wear a belt with our suspenders? We already have one set of regulators.” She replied “Well, actually, right now, we don’t have any pants on.”, exposing these Emperor’s New Clothes as another attempt to keep the field tilted against the consumer.
is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. Their jurisdiction includes:
1) Oversight of laws and policies governing the collection, protection, use and dissemination of commercial information by the private sector, including online behavioral advertising, privacy within social networking websites and other online privacy issues;
(2) Enforcement and implementation of commercial information privacy laws and policies;
(3) Use of technology by the private sector to protect privacy, enhance transparency and encourage innovation;
(4) Privacy standards for the collection, retention, use and dissemination of personally identifiable commercial information; and
(5) Privacy implications of new or emerging technologies