A bill (H.R. 5405) introduced by Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) would require that Social Security cards be made of tamperproof and wear-resistant materials and include a digital photo of the cardholder. Under the measure, the card would be encrypted, machine-readable, and contain some sort of biometric identifier.
A recent report jointly conducted by Experian and the Ponemon Institute surveyed consumers who were victims of data breaches. In the report, The Aftermath of a Mega Data Breach: Consumer Sentiment, 63 percent of consumers said they believe the company where the data breach occurred should be obligated to provide identity theft protection to affected parties, and 67 percent wanted compensation such as cash, products, or services.