Identity Theft and Awareness

Identity theft is reported often in the press.  If you haven’t read the news reports lately, just check the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse site to see all the different types of privacy breaches that occur that could ultimately lead to identity theft.

It is a great awareness raising activity to let your personnel know the impact that identity theft can have upon them.  They can then better understand the impact of, and empathize with, identity theft and how it impacts your customers, consumers and all employees.  A very good book to provide to all personnel to help them understand this impact is "Safeguard Your Identity: Protect Yourself  With A Personal Privacy Audit" by Mari Frank

Identity theft is also the theme of this year’s Global Security Week (GSW), the week of September 4.  The GSW web site contains some great ideas about activities to do within your organization to raise awareness.

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