Robert Ryerson to Fox Business: New Privacy Legislation “Much Needed”

Robert M Ryerson is a certified financial planner and author of “What’s the Deal with Identity Theft – A Plain English Look at Our Fastest Growing Crime.” 

Robert M Ryerson recently told Fox Business (October 2019) that he supports proposed legislation to strengthen privacy protections for consumers.

In a report about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Capitol Hill regarding his venture into cryptocurrency, Mr. Ryerson weighed in on a bill proposed by Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden that would be known as the Mind Your Own Business Act.

The legislation would offer consumers an “easy, one-click way to stop companies from selling or sharing their personal information.” It would also improve transparency regarding how corporations use their data.

Mr. Ryerson described the legislation as “much needed” and “both timely and practical,” given that most of our personal data is now in the cloud and accessible by a range of entities. Stressing that our data is regularly used online by employers, medical professionals, and more, Mr. Ryerson cautioned that the best way to protect against identity theft is with a plan that includes restoration services.

Author

Robert Ryerson

Although Robert M. Ryerson completed all the necessary requirements to earn bachelor of arts degrees in both English and economics at Rutgers University, college policy at the time prohibited the issuance of dual degrees. As a result, he graduated from Rutgers with a single bachelor of arts in economics before finding employment as a stockbroker with Shearson Lehman Brothers in New York City. Robert M. Ryerson has since established himself as a respected estate administrator and legacy planner. In addition to his degree from Rutgers, Mr. Ryerson holds professional designations as both a Certified Financial Planner professional and a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist. He has shared his knowledge on the subject of identity theft as the author of the book What’s The Deal With Identity Theft?: A Plain-English Look at Our Fastest Growing Crime. He has also covered identity theft issues directly for students as the instructor of the adult education course Understanding Identity Theft: Our Fastest Growing Crime.

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