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April 2011

6 Tips to Avoid Post-Epsilon Email Attacks

Protect yourself from spear phishers, scammers who try to steal your personal data by sending emails claiming to be from legitimate businesses.

Hail & Hiss

The FTC cracks down on Google. LinkedIn gets sued for privacy violations. And Credit.com releases its Identity Risk Score. A roundup of who’s getting it right and wrong in the fight against identity theft and data breaches.

Ask the Expert

Small companies can protect customer data just as well as the big guys. All they have to do is follow these privacy and data security practices from Brian McGinley, Identity Theft 911’s senior vice president of data risk management.

Spooked by Spokeo

Online information brokers can help you find a long-lost relative or an old flame. But these sites put you at risk for identity theft. Find out how to keep your information safe.

Privacy by Design: Good for CEOs and Consumers, Too

With a proactive approach to privacy protection, today’s companies can head off problems before they start and win over customers.

Don’t Get Caught by Spear Phishing

When a company's business partner mishandles customer data, consumers can fight back by giving businesses as little information as possible.

Letter from the CEO

In this issue we examine what consumers and businesses can do to protect personal information in the wake of the massive security breach at the online marketing firm Epsilon.
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