Friday, December 15, 2006

U.S. Tally of Data Breach Victims Tops 100M

Robert McMillan writes on InfoWorld:

A stolen laptop at The Boeing Co. has pushed a widely watched tally of U.S. data breach victims past the 100 million mark.

That disclosure pushed the total number of data breach victims on the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Web site to 100,152,801, said Beth Givens, director of the consumer advocacy group.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has been tracking data breaches since February 2005, when ChoicePoint disclosed that thieves had stolen information on 163,000 victims from the company's database.

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