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1976 to Present - 48 Years of Success!


Social Security Numbers and Personal Identifiers

There are ongoing efforts in Congress to remove the Social Security number as a unique identifier. It is anticipated such measures will be introduced again. So far, NCISS has been successful in staving off this restrictive action, as well as others to redact or restrict other Personal Identifiers, such as birthdates.



NCISS is protecting your right to use a pretext, a recognized investigative tool for lawful purposes. Without continual monitoring, privacy advocates and Congress will seek to ban any pretense which would then undermine undercover investigations, shopping services and various means of locating individuals.


Drivers Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) - 1994

In 1994, when Congress moved to close all motor vehicle records nationwide, NCISS successfully stopped the action and negotiated the language in the DPPA which allows access to the records for purposes under 18 USC § 2721 (4):

“For use in connection with any civil, criminal, administrative, or arbitral proceeding in any Federal, State, or local court or agency or before any self-regulatory body, including the service of process, investigation in anticipation of litigation, and the execution or enforcement of judgments and orders, or pursuant to an order of a Federal, State, or local court.”


Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) - 1999

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act enacted a mandatory procedure that required all financial institutions to have a policy to protect consumer non-public information from foreseeable threats in security and data integrity. One of the provisions included pretexting protections related to the collection, disclosure, and protection of consumers’ nonpublic personal or personally identifiable information. The result was the severe restriction of bank account investigation. NCISS was able to obtain exemptions for child support enforcement.


Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) - 2003

As amended in 1996, the FCRA required employers to gain permission from a subject-employee to investigate that employee. If any adverse action was taken against that employee, the employer was then required to provide the investigative report to the employee. NCISS’s diligent work successfully effected change to correct the unintended consequences in the FCRA affecting workplace investigations.


Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)

Known as Dru's Law - the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) includes the National Sex Offender Registry. In 2004 NCISS Hit the Hill attendees included something on their list of bills that they were actually supporting rather than opposing. Over 40 of us Hit the Hill that year and encouraged support and passage of this legislation. Our efforts garnered national media attention.


The legislation was sponsored by Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota and was simply known as "Dru's Law". A year later, Dru's Law, or the National Sex Offender Registry was included as part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act - an Act to protect children from sexual exploitation and violent crime, to prevent child abuse and child pornography, to promote internet safety, and to honor the memory of Adam Walsh and other child crime victims. The bill was signed into law by President George W. Bush on July 27, 2006. Go to 


Second Amendment – June 2008

NCISS, along with several other state investigative and security associations, joined forces to file an “industry” amicus brief in support of the security guard Dick Heller’s claim before The Supreme Court of the United States, District of Columbia, et al. On June 26, 2008, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled the District of Columbia’s 32-year old ban on handguns was incompatible with the Second Amendment.


Special thanks to Past Presidents Francie Koehler and Bob Heales for sharing this history!