Data breaches reported since the Choicepoint incident

If yesterday’s post about ID theft made you feel badly, this post will probably make you feel worse.

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has assembled a listing of the security breaches since the February 15, 2005 Choicepoint breach. These breaches were reported to consumers because the compromised information included Social Security numbers, account numbers, and/or driver’s license numbers.

Including Choicepoint and continuing through December 1, 2005, the breaches on the list affected at least 51,776,622 customer accounts. (Yes, that’s almost 52 million in less than one year.)

Read the details here.

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