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How To Stop Identity Theft--For Good
I believe this crime will not stop until the government steps in to regulate corporate privacy policies, and companies that handle your personal data are held liable for any abuses carried out by their employees.
Identity theft has been making headlines for months. Last fall, the feds broke what may be the largest identity theft case in U.S. history (total losses from the case are estimated at $2.7 million). Federal investigators arrested in November 2002 a help-desk employee of a third-party credit agency, Teledata Communications, who was able to access confidential information about the company's corporate clients.
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