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This is unacceptable

by null. / June 3, 2006 6:00 PM PDT
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You gotta wonder about all the sata recently
by dirtyrich / June 3, 2006 11:06 PM PDT
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This, the VA, and a college loan company all lost data... is someone going around trying to find out everyone's info?

OMG! It's the Bushite NSA! They're coming to get us and make us all wear orange smocks while eating dandelions! It says they can do this in the satanic Patriot Act! AHHHH!

Seriously, this is one area where I think class action lawsuits will be necessary... unless a miracle occurs and Congress makes reforms soon (highly doubt it), the threat of a huge settlement should force companies to be more careful with their data.

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I just checked...
by Angeline Booher / June 4, 2006 1:16 AM PDT
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... because I wasn't sure, but i last used Hotels.com in 2001, so I'm safe.

But my husband's info is on the database stolen from the VA.

I looked for a way to get the free credit card monitoring service first, but couldn't find it. I assume one must contact Hotels.com for that.

But I'm remeinded of some other identity-gathering stuff that is easier to obtain - from mailboxes.

Maybe there's a good reason why it can't be done, but i'd be happier if my account number was encrypted on my bank statement.

Social Security numbers are prominent on Medicare Explanation of Benefits.

Finallly my state encrpts them on driver's licenses, but you have to ask for it.

Of course, gathering information from one individual at a time doesn't hold a candle to that stolen database.

At the very least, that will cause a lot of angst among the thousands who are now vulnerable.

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Slowly but surely, I see changes being made
by Dragon / June 4, 2006 11:41 AM PDT
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For examle, my SS number was on my insurance cards, but they have been replaced by other numbers.

BTW, I just saw a newsletter from Kim Komando about software that can be utilized to destroy data on your computer if it is stolen. But it seems the target marketf for some services is the business world, but there are other measures...

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