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Good Guys in Congress

There are some good guys from both parties in Congress trying to protect consumers' rights, and although they did not win the war when it came to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, they did win some battles. Democratic Senator Paul Sarbanes was able to add an amendment to the bill while it was being considered that at least allowed the individual states to enact their own stronger laws to protect the privacy of personal information held by financial institutions. North Dakota passed such a law, which serves as a model to other states so inclined to provide greater privacy protection to their citizens.


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