Rapp Appointed to Serve on Select Information Security Committee
State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/McKean/Forest) has been appointed to serve as a member of the House Select Committee on Information Security by Republican Leader Sam Smith (R-Punxsutawney).
The select committee is charged with investigating and reviewing the policies, procedures and practices of the various state agencies, commissions, boards, authorities, councils, departments and offices and the entities they license or regulate to protect the personal information of the people of Pennsylvania.        
“Identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in America, causing more than $2 billion in previously inconceivable economic losses to consumers, businesses and government bodies throughout Pennsylvania,” said Rapp. “Law-abiding individuals whose identities have been stolen or otherwise compromised can spend months, years and the majority of their personal assets cleaning up the mess that has been made of their good name and credit record. As one of the Pennsylvania House’s strongest advocates for both comprehensive open records and lobbyist disclosure reforms, I look forward to not only exploring, but enacting tangible reforms to guarantee that any electronic data collected and warehoused by state government does not become convenient, one-stop shopping for Internet hackers or other high-tech identity thieves.”  

The select committee must submit a report of its findings and recommendations for any appropriate legislation or other action to the House of Representatives by Nov. 30, 2008.


Rep. Kathy Rapp
65th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(814) 723-5203
(717) 787-1367
Contact: Ty McCauslin
House Republican Public Relations
(717) 772-9979
June 24, 2008