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According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft has become the fastest growing non-violent crime in America. Nobody wants to make the news because thieves have invaded the company trash.

An estimated $120 billion a year is being lost to U.S. companies by information thieves. Bits of information in the hands of hackers can breach your security and invade your network.

Recent legislation, effective July 1st, 2002 states that any company in Georgia proven to have discarded personal information without first destroying it, faces up to $10,000 in fines.

Mandates of the Law/Requirements:

Georgia Identity Theft Law (July 1, 2002) – The Georgia Identity Theft Law aims to protect businesses’ customers from the problems that can result from having personal information fall into the wrong hands. Georgia businesses’ face fines up to $10,000.00 for the improper disposal of materials that contain personal information about customers.

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act or FACTA, Pub.L. 108-159) is a United States federal law, passed by the United States Congress on November 22, 2003, and signed by President George W. Bush on December 4, 2003, as an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The act allows consumers to request and obtain a free credit report once every twelve months. The act also contains provisions to help reduce identity theft, such as the ability for individuals to place alerts on their credit histories if identity theft is suspected, or if deploying overseas in the military, thereby making fraudulent applications for credit more difficult. Further, it requires secure disposal of consumer information.

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act – requires companies such as banks, brokers and underwriters, securities and investment firms, mortgage and finance companies and non-bank service finance firms to provide secure handling of records and information.

FERPA – Family Educational Right to Privacy Act. (Buckley Amendment, as of 4/93)

Fair Credit Reporting Act – (FCRA), Enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, is designed to promote accuracy and ensure the privacy of the information.

Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – HIPPA, protects security and privacy of private health information at human resources benefits administration and medical offices, not to mention service providers at hospitals, pharmacies, clinics and labs.

Securities Regulation – continues to be the current authority on all of today’s privacy issues.

International Organization for Standardization ISO – This is the International Standards for business, government and society.

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