Is identity theft only the non-consensual use of personal information to exploit financial gain out of another person. Or is it also the non-consensual distortion of someone’s life and reputation for the purpose of financial gain or other malicious motives?
Our great nation needs to adapt it’s laws to our ever-changing social landscape, so that identity theft laws cover financial-hacking as well as life-hacking with the use of false criminal allegations to distort and cause damage to someone’s identity. Both situations are a theft of someones identity. Do we live in a nation that only cares about a person’s financial identity or do we care about their personal identity as well? Both situations threaten and individual’s life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Everything our country was founded to protect.