Posts Tagged ‘World Privacy Forum’

Will A “Do Not Track” List Materialize?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Today it was widely reported that several privacy groups were banding together to demand the creation of a “Do Not Track” list, similar to the FTC’s “Do Not Call” list.


Many Kinds of Identity Theft Cause Many Types of Long Lasting Negative Impacts

Friday, October 26th, 2007

I want to revisit the blog posting I made a few days ago, “Average Cost of ID Theft Per Victim is $31,356
Some folks gave me some feedback, saying that they thought this cost was way too high based upon their own experiences when someone had used their credit cards and “it only took a matter of minutes to call the credit card company and report it, cancel the card/number, and get a new card, along with the $50” that they were responsible for.


Medical Identity Theft and HIPAA

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

On Wednesday the Queens Gazette ran a report on medical identity theft.
This certainly is an issue of concern. I blogged about medical identity theft earlier this year.
Combining identity theft with unauthorized access to medical information certainly can lead to magnified repercussions beyond wrecked credit ratings and hundreds of hours spent trying to clean up all the damage a criminal can do with personally identifiable information (PII). The potential increases for further abusing and horribly impacting the involved individuals, metally, physically and financially, by having access to their prescription information, insurance information, physician information, medical history, and everything else involved.