Thursday, May 24, 2007

Protecting citizens' personal data

OMB Moves to Safeguard Social Security Numbers

Federal agencies must review their use of Social Security numbers and come up with a plan in 120 days to eliminate their unnecessary collection and use within 18 months, the Office of Management and Budget said in a memo released yesterday.

Data you don't collect is data you don't have to protect. I hope this will start a trend that will quickly spread to the private sector.

Edit -
White House Data Breach Prevention Guidelines

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