Data Privacy Day Is January 28th

Data privacy is so important, there’s a day dedicated to it. The National Cyber Security Alliance is kicking off Data Privacy Day with an event on January 28, 2013, at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Panelists will explore data stewardship and privacy innovation, as well as the implications for personal information in an on-demand mobile environment. FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen will keynote the event.


ID thieves are getting so smart. They are preying on people who are recovering from difficulties in the past, putting in loan applications, etc, committing health care fraud. It may be as simple as getting a drivers license in your name, public assitance, or going into a bar and putting food and drinks on your tab and you are left defenseless. They may close out your tab and have your card. Merchants aren't verifying ID's. It leaves you not being able to get credit, good car insurance, or your medical bills covered by your healthcare. Someone could even steel your meds and misuse them. It ruins your reputation and character. Don't be too nice to people and talk low when discussing things, make sure your doctor's office is enforcing hippa and with cbrs and insurance rating and risk..I am not sure...its sophisticated and tag team.

This is great to know . Never know there was such a day.

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