Summary: H.R.5577 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5577. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/09/2006)

Veterans Identity Protection Act of 2006 - Expresses the sense of Congress that it is the responsibility of the Department of Veterans Afffairs: (1) to safeguard Department records that contain personal identifying information about present and former members of the Armed Forces and their family members; and (2) when such information is lost or compromised due to the carelessness of the Department or one of its employees, to assist the affected individuals in mitigating the effects of such loss or compromise.

Establishes within the Department an Office of Identity Protection to prevent such loss or compromise of information and to assist affected individuals.

Directs the Department's Inspector General to conduct a study of Department data security practices.

Provides criminal penalties for Department officers or employees who remove from Department custody any protected personnel file, record, report, or document.