Today marks the second day of the American Library Association’s annual Choose Privacy Week. The campaign aims to spark a national conversation about privacy in an age when people enjoy the convenience of having information at their fingertips, but do not realize the tradeoff. For example, online banking is a great tool to manage your finances but can also lead to an increased risk of identity theft if used irresponsibly.
According to a recent American Consumer Credit Counseling poll, 52 percent of consumers have had their personal information compromised. Even more concerning is that 41 percent do not know the steps they should take if their information has been compromised. (For a full breakdown of the results including information about data breaches and identity theft, check out the infographic.)
ACCC has created this step-by-step guide as a resource for those who have been a victim of identity theft. View the guide in full here.
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