Identity theft: are organizations obliged to notify clients?

Friday, 1 April 2005, 6:01 AM EST

When a company or even a not-for-profit organization collects, uses and/or deals with personal information, it might be legally required to immediately notify individuals whose information it is handling if there is a security breach relating to that information.

Apart from specific local laws that might require such notification, in both the U.S. and Canada there is a trend in legal jurisprudence and industry standards towards such an obligation based on concerns over the issue of identify theft.

By Javad Heydary at the E-Commerce Times.

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