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What is privacy?

I think we have to change the way we define/view privacy in the U.S. but I don't think we have to give it up!

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Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, the principal deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguards people's private communications and financial information.
Here is a little list covering a bit of the last 24 months. The entire list would be 145 Corporate and 85 Government [that have been made public] but these had copious links available.

Neither the government nor the private sector has shown an interest in guarding privacy from eather a technical or legal perspective. Why on Earth one would want to "redefine" our definition of privacy for the convenience of a lazy government is beyond me.

By the way, if you have a credit card or are a veteran you are fully covered in these listed thefts.

Corporate
  • In the past 10 months Chase has "lost" 500,000 customer records - TWICE
  • Nov. 2005 - "unknown" number of Consumer records stolen from TransUnion Credit Bureau [ALL are believed to have been stolen]
  • June 2005 40Million Credit Card Records stolen from CardSystems [largest credit clearinghouse in the World]
  • May 2006 ING Financial Services Data Stolen
  • February 2007 - 5000 IBM employee records stolen - mine included
  • March 2007 TJMaxx had their entire customer base - 45.7Million customer [including ALL credit card information] stolen and sold.
  • August 2007 Verisign [the kids who secure internet commerce transactions] lost their entire password database and left their systems open for 10 days.

Government
  • May 2006 Veterans Affairs Data Stolen - 26MILLION complete records stolen]
  • June 2006 FTC Data stolen
  • August 2006 Veterans Administration Medical Records Stolen [different from VetAffairs]
  • June 2007 - 800,000 Social Security Numbers Stolen

How about the government staying out of privacy issues in which they FAIL and go back to doing something for they excel - like painting fireplugs.

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