Monthly Archives: September 2011

Schools are responsible for Children’s Private Information

Children are victims of Identity Theft more often than adults. They are 51x more likely to be victims than adults. Over 10% of children will be a victim before age 18. Child activity organizations, Daycare centers, Pre-Schools and Schools are … Continue reading

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Only Keep the Private Information Your Business Needs

A Business/Organization/Institution is responsible for the Private Information they collect. Only collect sensitive personal identifying information that has a legitimate business need. Then only keep it for as long as you need it. Social Security Numbers should only be used … Continue reading

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Do you know what private information your company has?

The first step in securing your customer’s and employee’s private information is knowing what you collect and who has access to it. You need to list all the data you collect – account numbers, credit card numbers, email addresses, bank … Continue reading

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It Costs Your Company Money When You Lose Information

How much Non-Public Personal Information do you keep about your customers and employees? They could be account numbers, credit card numbers, email addresses, bank account information, birth dates, Social Security Numbers and other sensitive information. Some estimates place the cost … Continue reading

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House Committee on Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Social Security

Earlier this month the House Committee on Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Social Security held hearings on Identity Theft. Part of the testimony covered theft of children’s Social Security Numbers. Deanya Kueckelhan, Director of the Southwest Regional Office of … Continue reading

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