FCW: White House says an anticipated executive order on identity theft is coming, here’s what experts want in it

December 1, 2022

Ben Winters, counsel at the nonprofit Electronic Privacy Information Center, is zeroed in on fraud detection and prevention tools in government programs. 

“We don’t need an executive order that just increases the capacity to buy more tech that will ‘fight fraud’… but we could use any executive order that implements transparency and accountability requirements around the purchase of these tools,” he said. “The delay [of the executive order] has been frustrating because the federal government has a substantial role in the purchase of these tools, like giving grants to state and local governments.”

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