FTC Investigates Copy Machines
The Federal Trade Commission is investigating privacy concerns with copy machines. The concern is the thousands of images that are stored in the machines hard drive.
The FTC is contacting copy machine
makers and sellers to determine if they need to warn consumers. [article]
Privacy Bill Finally Released
Representative Rick Boucher of Virginia, and Representative
Cliff Stearns, of Florida have released the long awaited privacy bill. Rep. Boucher is the chairman of the
House subcommittee on communications, technology and the Internet and Rep. Stearns is the ranking minority member.
The bill extends what information is
considered sensitive to include health data, financial data, IP address, name, or any unique identifier. Companies would be required to post clear and
understandable privacy notices when they collect information. The bill also requires customers to be notified before a company pulls any information from data providers. [article]
One Day, One Stolen ID, Three Luxury Cars
Somsook Jasmin McCollum of stole the identity of Triangle, Virginia, stole the identity of an Oklahoma woman and had quite the shopping spree. In one day she had purchased an Audi, Mercedes and Range Rover. She also opened several new credit cards and ran up $11,000 in charges. [story]
I can understand wanting a new name if I were here but you can just change it. You don't have to steal someones identity.