California’s Employment Development Department is sending out 17 million forms that include Social Security numbers through the mail. A new audit has forced the issue and brought about plans to stop the practice.
Ever posted a photo to Facebook and wondered how names of all the people in the photo were accurately suggested? Or, perhaps you are trying to understand the technology behind cars that can drive themselves? I’ll let you in on a little secret…
Each year millions of Americans are the victims of fraud or identity theft. In 1997 the Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) was established to create a secure online database to track complaints filed with the FTC, state law enforcement agencies, and Federal agencies like the IRS and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
We are all in an arms race. Every time you strengthen your data defenses the thieves think of new ways to penetrate them. One of the best defenses is a strong common sense.
Don’t use your personal information (or your client’s information) if you don’t have to. And don’t store/save it if you don’t need to. If the data isn’t out “there”, it can’t be stolen.
The main factor in Florida’s delay results from the Florida Supreme Court being cautious. The Court made it a priority to ensure confidential information contained in court files does not get disclosed to those not entitled to see it. In this article, I focus on the rules of procedure the Court passed to limit what does get into the court file. One of the first steps taken by the court was to identify the types of documents filed with the court that filers and court personnel must recognize high a high probability of containing confidential information.