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Personally Identifiable Information

Your Identity Portfolio Can Make or Break You

Adam Levin | Posted 03.18.2017 | Crime
Adam Levin

Ask anyone who has experienced an attack on their identity -- and with that their credit-worthiness -- when they were, for example, in the middle of making a major purchase like a home or car: Identity-related crimes are a game-changer and the fallout can be pretty dire.

The CIA Director Got Hacked Because of Data Breach Fatigue

Adam Levin | Posted 10.22.2016 | Technology
Adam Levin

As we bounce from one breaking news story to the next, there is very little talk in the way of what consumers can do to better protect themselves from what we should call "the new data insecurity."

The Hidden Dangers in Your Kid's Backpack

Adam Levin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

The things your child carries in his or her rucksack can become weapons of your financial destruction if they fall into the wrong hands.

How Much Do You Know about Protecting Your Identity? (Quiz)

Adam Levin | Posted 10.01.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

The first step when it comes to identity theft is admitting you have a problem. Knowing your ID IQ is a good place to start.

Should All Personal Information Be Encrypted?

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

As we roll out the technology to implement the Affordable Care Act -- with millions of Americans signing up for the first time -- attempts to find and exploit weaknesses in the system are bound to increase.

Politics Aside, Is Obamacare Secure?

Adam Levin | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Adam Levin

The politics of the Affordable Care Act are irrelevant. The issue for me is privacy and data security and whether you're for Obamacare or against it, there are two ways the program's rollout could put your personal information at risk.

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue: A Bargain for the Identity Theft Collective

Adam Levin | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

While tight with the purse strings when it comes to public employees, apparently the Walker administration does support full employment for at least one group of workers who clearly don't rely upon collective bargaining: identity thieves.