Data theft prompts drive for strict security laws
It has been a bad year for data security.
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a consumer advocacy group in San Diego, has counted 80 data breaches in the United States since February, involving the personal information of more than 50 million people. The sensitive data - names, Social Security and credit card numbers, dates of birth, home addresses - have either been lost by or stolen from companies and institutions that compile such data. Data theft prompts drive for strict security laws - Technology - International Herald Tribune
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