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Don’t Become In”Patient” with Your Medical Records

As physicians and hospitals transition from paper to electronic medical records there are concerns that medical information will be even easier to access on an even larger scale. What can you do about it to keep your family and your health safe.

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Employment, Social Security & Identity Theft

What happens when your social security number is stolen and used to obtain employment? Can you get a new one? What happens to the money paid into the Social Security Administration? And why doesn’t the government report to you duplicate payments? Read more to learn about social security and identity theft.

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UK Government Data Breach in The Postal Service

A massive data breach in the United Kingdom demonstrates how easy it is for sensitive data to be compromised.
Two CDs containing the personal information of almost every child under the age of 16 and their parents in the U.K. have gone missing. (That’s 25 million people who belong to 7.25 million families.)
The data, compiled for the payment of certain social benefits, includes each child’s name, address, date of birth, sex, and National Insurance number, the parents’ and any partners’ information, and in some cases, the family’s bank account details.

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