Your personal information just isn't safe
Joy last edited by
Companies can't keep your data safe. It's that simple.
When Target lost data on some 110 million customers, it recommended them to credit bureau Experian for "identity theft protection," offering to cover the cost for a year.
Sometime before the Target (TGT) hack, Experian had its own data leak -- via a subsidiary. That data leak got plugged before Target sent victims to Experian. But it shows that even those entrusted with our most sensitive data don't know how to protect it.
Reid Cooper last edited by
Neither Target nor Experian are companies entrusted with data. One is just a retailer and the other is a company that collects, often false, credit data against the will of the people. Experian's customers aren't the people and so it feels no responsibility beyond what is legally enforced which is nearly nothing.