In the case of a data breach, what consumers don’t know can hurt them.A study conducted by the National Consumer League and Javelin Strategy and Research revealed that many victims of fraud don’t know how their information was compromised. As a result, they want more protection as they fear the unknown.
If you value your privacy, the past several years have been rough.
Advertisers are trying to make money off you by following your activities on the Web. Credit card issuers are tracking what you buy — not just for anti-fraud purposes. And dozens of consumer reporting companies are collecting and selling so much personal and financial information about you that if you pulled all that data together in one place, you’d essentially create a revealing biography of who you are — and how you choose to live.