5 things I've learned about privacy

Friday, 28 September 2007, 12:00 AM EST

My own privacy has been compromised. I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, and I was among the more than 26 million servicemen affected by the VA breach last year. It was interesting to experience how an organization responds to a data breach. In addition to this egregious event, I've received more than five other notifications that my personal information was lost, stolen or compromised. Frankly, I've learned a lot from these very poorly crafted communications and have been able to use this experience to help companies better prepare for the likelihood of a data breach.

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