07/08/2014 - A recent report jointly conducted by Experian and the Ponemon Institute surveyed consumers who were victims of data breaches. In the report, The Aftermath of a Mega Data Breach: Consumer Sentiment, 63 percent of consumers said they believe the company where the data breach occurred should be obligated to provide identity theft protection to affected parties, and 67 percent wanted compensation such as cash, products, or services.
12/31/2013 - Medical identity theft occurs when personal information is used by unauthorized individuals to obtain medical care, buy drugs, or submit fake billings to Medicare or insurance companies. A new survey from the Ponemon Institute and the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance looks at the scope of the problem. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tips also provides tips on protecting your medical identity.
10/16/2012 - In response to an information request, the mayor’s office provided a fact sheet on the proposed plan to introduce an identification card that could double as a debit card for LA residents.
10/15/2012 - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says that providing a city identification card for undocumented immigrants could help reduce crime and make immigrants more accountable to their community.
05/11/2012 - A government official says China may be responsible for a series of cyberattacks on natural gas pipeline companies. An airline says a computer glitch caused it to seem like a toddler was on the no-fly list. The market for drones is already booming despite lack of FAA approval to fly. And more.
04/09/2012 - Donors to charities, staff at nonprofits, and scholarship recipients should be wary about sharing their Social Security numbers with tax-exempt organizations whose returns become part of the public record, says a new white paper.