Left to right: Lisa Guillette, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association; RI DCYF Director Janice DeFrances; Congressman Langevin; and Matt Cullina, a foster parent and Identity Theft 911 CEO.

By Matt Cullina,

Today I was proud to be part of a celebration honoring recently signed by President Obama. This law incorporates special identity theft provisions, sponsored by Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin, which will make a big difference in protecting the 460,000 foster care children in the United States.

That’s reason enough to celebrate. But it’s only the beginning. Congressman Langevin stressed that this victory is the start of an expansive effort to provide foster kids with the tools they need to succeed. The next step will be implementation of the law.

As a foster parent and chief executive officer of Identity Theft 911, I’m committed to helping make sure the law is implemented effectively, and that .

Lawmakers and the president deserve credit for shining a light on this issue. Let’s hope this is the start of a conversation about online security for foster children – and all children.

Matt Cullina, Chief Executive Officer,
Matt has 15 years of insurance industry management, claims and product development experience. He spearheaded MetLife Auto & Home Insurance Co.’s personal product development initiatives, managed complex claims litigation and served as a corporate witness for Travelers Insurance and the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.

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