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Federal breach notice: A view worth the climb?...

Working for a company that navigates 46 different state breach notice laws and a plethora of sector based federal breach notice laws, I’m often asked what I think the likelihood is that the Federal Government will pass a comprehensive data breach notification law that supersedes all the state laws.......

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Companies Beware: Cyber security escalates in importan...

How important is cyber security? October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month for the ninth consecutive year and each year, the designation seems to become more...

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Connecticut gets serious about breach reporting...

Get ready, Connecticut. A new data breach law is now in effect that brings the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) into the reporting loop. The new law requires notifying the OAG by email no later than when affected consumers are notified. Previously, businesses were only required to report...

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IAPP Privacy Academy: Will you be there?...

Join us for an interactive discussion on key data breach mistakes and how to overcome them on October 11 at the IAPP Privacy Academy in San Jose. Also, stop by the Experian booth to meet our team, network with your peers, and enter for a chance to win an...

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What does increased enforcement mean to you?...

Health care fraud and abuse has been in the national spotlight for years. But now that the Affordable Care Act is coming into play, it’s taking center stage. The Affordable Care Act gives officials tough tools to crack down on groups and individuals who try to defraud Medicare, Medicaid...

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Infographic: Our clients speak out...

Experian Data Breach Resolution surveyed a sample of clients to find out who they are and what they think of our...

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When are small businesses too small for data breach? N...

Many small business owners believe that their companies are too small to be victims of data breach. When in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the latest Verizon data breach study “Verizon 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report” found that nearly 75 percent of the data...

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Congress fails to reach agreement on cybersecurity leg...

  Our guest blogger this week is Zachary Smith, a legislative analyst for the Experian Government Affairs team. Despite being a top priority for the Administration and leadership in Congress for much of the past year, the Senate failed to reach agreement on a comprehensive cybersecurity bill before adjourning...

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U.S. beats Germany, U.K. and France when it comes to d...

The U.S. tops Germany, the U.K. and France when it comes to data breach notification costs. In other words, it costs American companies more to notify people of a data breach when their personal information is lost or stolen. The Ponemon Institute, which recently conducted a global data breach...

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Three things you should never do to identity theft vic...

Medical identity theft is no longer some obscure phrase spoken primarily in data security circles. It’s quickly becoming a household term for millions of Americans who’ve become a victim or know someone victimized by identity theft. In fact, 90% of the respondents in a recent study knew the definition...

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Report gives readers the latest inside(r) scoop...

Today, those who steal data from the outside also usually steal the headlines. Witness recent mega-hacks at some very well-known firms: Electronics corporation: criminals accessed, stole and reused usernames and passwords from nearly 100,000 accounts stored on third-party servers Social media site: encoded passwords for 6.5 million (one out...

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World-class scammers vie for Olympic gold...

Swimmers may be stealing the spotlight, but it’s scammers who are taking home the gold–in the form of stolen credit card numbers, PINs, consumers’ personal identities. One familiar con trotted out this year (and every Olympics) is ticket fraud, including what Britons call ‘ticket touting’ (scalping) and its more...

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