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Identity Theft Protection Strategies For The Workplace

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Headlines broadcasting workplace identity theft keep piling one on top of the other. Several organizations, including a data broker and a well-known university, report that a total of 2.5 million individual identity breaches have occurred in their files. A major bank admits losing 1.2 million personnel files, and a major communications firm reports that 600,000 such files were lost in transport.

According to the Better Business Bureau, nearly 10 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2004, and the Federal Trade Commission says such theft cost businesses better than $48 billion in losses.


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States and the courts are beginning to lay down the law requiring businesses to protect the personal data of their employees.

Several states, including Arizona, California, Missouri, and Oklahoma, have already started the protection ball rolling with regulations aimed at Social Security numbers (SS...(register to read more)

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