In 1973 the U.S. Dept of Health Education and Welfare (HEW) to look at the impact of computerization on medical records privacy. The members wanted to develop policies that would allow the benefits of computerization to go forward, but at the same time provide safeguards for personal privacy.Read More
Brad is a sales agent and makes sales calls from his home. His company uses their employees' Social Security numbers as their company ID numbers. It's on their business cards. When the employees take a new order, their Social Security number appears on their customer's paperwork.
The Sacramento Police Department called Frida to tell her that someone made a fake driver's license using her name. A large drugstore chain had tossed old job applicants into the trash without shredding them. Someone found and used them to made fake IDs. Read More
Rex retired from the Army in 1999. In July of last year, someone was able to get a military ID from Fort Bragg with his name and Social Security number. Using that ID and Rex's good credit history, that person was able to buy cars, motorcycles and open credit card and checking accounts. Read More
Proposition 24 (Prop 24), also known as the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, is on the California ballot this November. If passed, it will change what businesses can do with personal information and Californians’ rights associated with their information. Read More