The PII Problem: Privacy and a New Concept of Personally Identifiable Information, 12/06/2011, www.pogowasright.org
Personally identifiable information (PII) is one of the most central concepts in information privacy regulation. The scope of privacy laws typically turns on whether PII is involved.
Reporters’ Roundtable: Who owns your online identity?, www.cnet.com
Today, we’re talking about identity. You own your identity, right? That’s why we talk about identity theft. Identity is clearly personal, and it can be stolen from us
12 reasons why we’re losing the identity theft battle, 09/14/2010, www.echanneline.com
1. Zero Liability has made consumers feel they have nothing to lose….
Heartland breach expenses pegged at $140M — so far, 5/10/2010, www.databreaches.net
The costs to Heartland Payment Systems Inc. from the massive data breach that it disclosed in January 2009 appear to be steadily adding up.
How Identity Theft Is Like the Ford Pinto, 4/8/2010, www.databreaches.net
Over on Concurring Opinions, Dan Solove describes a new paper by Chris Hoofnagle:Professor James Grimmelmann likes to shop at Kohl’s. So much so that he applied for credit at Kohl’s. And he got it. The problem is that James Grimmelmann didn’t really apply for anything. It was an identity thief.
2010 Identity Fraud Survey Report: Identity Fraud Continues to Rise, 2/13/10, www.beSpacific.com
More than 11 million adult consumers became victims of identity fraud in 2009, up from nearly 10 million in 2008.
Identity theft victims could seek compensation, 09/10/09, www.wlkm.com
Identity theft victims will be able to seek compensation for the time and effort it takes to clean up damaged credit history under legislation approved Wednesday (September 9th) by lawmakers, state Rep. Matt Lori announced.
FTC Issues Report on Social Security Numbers and Identity Theft, 12/18/08, www.bespacific.com
The Federal Trade Commission issued a report today recommending five measures to help prevent Social Security numbers from being used for identity theft.
MA: REPORT ON THE M.G.L. CHAPTER 93H NOTIFICATIONS, 10/19/08, www.pogowasright.org
It has now been over 10 months since the new identity theft law took effect. Under that law…
1.7 Million Canadians Are Victims of Identity Fraud, 11/17/08, www.pogowasright.org
Nearly 1.7 million Canadian consumers were victims of identity fraud in the past year
Stolen Identities Going Cheap, 04/08/08, www.pogowasright.org
FEATURED: Ranking Corporate America on Identity Theft, 02/27/08, www.pogowasright.org
ID Theft Ranking Questioned, 02/16/08, www.pogowasright.org
Washington State Reps. Pass Ban on RFID Skimming, 02/15/08, www.pogowasright.org
CSO Disclosure Series / What’s Next with Disclosure Legislation? 02/13/08, www.pogowasright.org
UK: 14,000 victims of child benefit discs fiasco sign up to website that ‘could win them £300, 02/09/08, www.pogowasright.org
The Cost of ID Theft, Part 2: Fixing the System, 02/06/08, www.pogowasright.org
Resource: Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards, 1/31/08, pogowasright.org
One Year Later: Five Takeaways from the TJX Breach, 1/18/08, www.pogowasright.org
OR: Law Requires Businesses to Protect Personal Data, 12/27/07, www.pogowasright.org
Putting a Lock on Data Liability, 12/05/07, law.com
FTC Offers Tutorial for Businesses on Protecting Personal Information, 12/05/07, www.bespacific.com
Strange Case Takes Identity Theft to New Level, 11/21/07, LasVegasNow.com
ChoicePoint Victims Did Not Take Advantage of Free Offers, 4/10/07, www.boston.com
N.H. Debit & Credit Card Data Stolen in TJX Hacking, 1/26/07, www.boston.com
GOA Identifies Secuity Gaps in SSNs, 3/30/06, www.bespacific.com
Privacy Worries Don’t Keep Customers out of Online Surveys and Promotions, 1/30/06, www.onlineretailer.com
Privacy Group Chronicles Breaches Involving Theft of Personal Data, 5/24/05, www.bespacific.com
Inter-Industry Action to Fight Data Breaches, 3/27/2005, www.govtech.net
Breach Points Up Flaw in Privacy Laws, 2/24/05, nytimes.com