It is impossible for someone to steal identity. If, hypothetically, someone made themselves the exactly the same as you in every way, they would be identical to you. You and that person would have identity. Luckily, that horrific case is not within the realm of possibility (outside of science fiction thrillers).
What is called “identity theft” actually already had a name; it’s fraud. People who use your name and identifying information (date of birth, social security number) for clandestine purposes are fraudulently pretending to be you. They haven’t stolen your identity. You are still you. There’s no need for new laws or renamed task forces. Just prosecute them for fraud.
So, I’m a little disgruntled that the administration that came up with silly names like “Department of Homeland Security” has created a “President’s Identity Theft Task Force.”
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