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Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Writing on recent citi disclosures about loss of 3.9 million personal data Bruce Schneier says,it an illusion to think that there has been an epidemic of personal-data losses. What we're seeing are the effects of laws that requires companies to disclose losses of thefts of personal data. It's always been happening, only now companies have to go public with it. The California law is good for three reasons. One, data on actual intrusions is useful for research. Two, alerting individuals whose data is lost or stolen is a good idea. And three, increased public scrutiny leads companies to spend more effort protecting personal data.
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