FTC Issues Requirements to Towns
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has added municipalities to the organizations covered under their new red flag requirements. The requirements are designed to identify, detect and respond to red
flags, meaning a pattern or practice of specific activity that
indicates the possible existence of identity theft.
This is a great step by the FTC as the biggest offenders in data breaches have been governments.
Arizona Credit Freeze Law
Beginning on September 1st, Arizona is the latest state to add the ability for customers to add a credit freeze. Under the law, residents can pay
$5 to place, remove or temporarily lift a credit freeze.
Arizona has joined 46 states and the District of Columbia in enacting a credit freeze law.
Washington continues to be handcuffed by lobbyist from the credit industry (yes, the same industry that is melting before our eyes) at the national level.
A Safe Browser?
Google has introduced their new browser, Chrome. One feature they tout is the ability to browse anonymously. Yes, the sites you visit can't track you. The problem is Google is tracking every page you load.
It is hard not to watch the growth of Google and their control of so much personal information and not be scared.