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Why the Anthem Data Breach Is Needlessly Harmful

By Daniel J. Solove Recently, Anthem, one of the largest health insurance providers, suffered a massive data breach involving personal data on up to 80 million people. According to Anthem, the data breached includes “names, dates of birth, member ID/ social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and employment information.” […]

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The Worst Password Ever Created

by Daniel J. Solove People create some very bad passwords. In the list of the most popular passwords of 2014, all of them are terrible. Just look at the top 10: 123456 password 12345 12345678 Qwerty 123456789 1234 baseball dragon football […]

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How the FTC Can Readily Halt Identity Theft

by Daniel J. Solove Identity theft is terrible crime, and it can wreak havoc on victims’ lives. In an identity theft, the thief uses a victim’s personal information to improperly access accounts, obtain credit in the victim’s name, or impersonate the victim for other purposes. But there is an effective way to stop a lot […]

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