Policymakers Fail to Keep Consumers Safe From Social Security Fraud -- IdentitySweep Steps In
Private Companies Called to Play Larger Role in Employing Top Notch Security Services to Prevent Identity Theft
ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - MyPublicInfo, Inc. (www.MyPublicInfo.com), a
leading provider of identity theft scoring and monitoring solutions
including its signature product IdentitySweep, is calling on
private technology firms to bring elite products to market that reinforce
comprehensive data protection policies instead of waiting for Congress to
take action. The Consumers Union recently urged policymakers to limit
hackers' access to Social Security numbers to decrease the multimillion
instances of identity theft in the United States. However, waiting for
Congress to enforce viable solutions available on the market is a waste of
time and resources and leaves consumers unprotected. While it is crucial
for the government to play a role in helping victims of identity theft
regain their identity, it is the responsibility of retailers to implement
available services of the highest-standard in order to protect the identity
of their customers.
"Consumers are exposed to credit and identity fraud by corporations who are
not investing the necessary funds in top quality data security. The
technology to prevent identity breaches is widely available and just not
being properly utilized," said Pat Dane, Chief Revenue Officer,
MyPublicInfo. "Moving forward we need more class action lawsuits against
large organizations that compromise the safety of unsuspecting shoppers.
Only this will incite companies to employ stronger data protection
services. We cannot wait for policymakers to come in and provide necessary
regulations; the responsibility is on private technology companies to
provide high-quality identity theft prevention tools."
MyPublicInfo's IdentitySweep is the first real-time identity management
service for consumers, available for use at http://www.identitysweep.com/.
The service empowers users to proactively protect their personal
information and avert identity crimes through innovative software tools
that "sweep" the Internet for their personal information.
MyPublicInfo, Inc. was founded in Arlington, Virginia in 2004 and is the
leading provider of consumer identity scoring and identity management
services. MyPublicInfo sells the most comprehensive consumer products
available through www.IdentitySweep.com and www.MyPublicInfo.com, partner
web sites, and other marketing channels. For more information or orders,
please go to www.MyPublicInfo.com.
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