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Ten Rules for Companies to Avoid Identity Theft

The cost for identity theft continues to rise for businesses. John Soat at Information Week has written the top ten mistakes to avoid.

It is a shame but physical security is still on the list. As tapes and computers continue to be taken out of cars it should be moved to the top.

HHS Asked to Expand HIPAA Protections

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is being asked to expand the covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The recommendation is to remove the business associates (BA) provisions.

It seems like a great idea to expand the privacy protections from HIPAA to everyone who handles medical records. However, since HHS doesn't bother to enforce the existing laws what will expanding it mean to our privacy?

The Privacy Search Engine

If you are concerned about your search history being stored then Ask is the search engine for you. They have announced that they will not store your search history. However, they show leads via the Google ad network who will save the information.

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The Wall Street Journal has released a great book on identity theft. It is a good read for anyone concerned about protecting their identity.

Identity Theft Guidebook
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