Security freeze — More than 45 states now have credit freeze laws, sometimes called security freeze laws. The World Privacy Forum security freeze page discusses what a security freeze is, who can place a freeze, and is newly updated with links to state-by-state laws and when available, tips for consumers from the relevant Attorney General web site.
Security freeze | identity theft | financial privacy — A credit freeze (sometimes called a security freeze) lets you stop the disclosure of your credit report by a credit bureau. A credit freeze can be especially helpful to individuals who are having persistent problems with identity theft. If you live in a state with a security freeze law, then you may be able to place a security freeze on your files. This World Privacy Forum resource gives general background on security freezes, lists the states with security freeze laws, and links to more information for each state.