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  1. Press: Credit freezes will soon be free for everyone
    Starting this fall, the big three credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — will be required to let you freeze your credit file for free. A freeze can help prevent identity thieves from… | Jun 16, 2018
  2. Press: Facebook:‘Malicious actors’ used its tools to discover identities, collect data
    Facebook said Wednesday that “malicious actors” took advantage of search tools on its platform, making it possible for them to discover the identities and collect information on most of its 2 billion users worldwide. The… | Apr 05, 2018
  3. Press: Pensilvania demanda a Uber por no revelar robo de datos
    El fiscal estatal de Pensilvania demandó el lunes a la empresa Uber por incumplir con una ley estatal al no notificar a miles de sus conductores durante un año que unos hackers robaron su información… | Mar 05, 2018
  4. Press: Equifax faces hundreds of class-action lawsuits over data breach
    Equifax, the credit reporting firm, is facing more than 240 class-action lawsuits from consumers — in addition to suits from shareholders and financial institutions — over the way it handled a massive data breach that affected 145.5 million… | Nov 10, 2017
  5. Press: Equifax calls for free credit locks. Experian’s reply? Nope.
    When Equifax’s recently retired chief executive, Richard F. Smith, appeared before a panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday, he held himself out as a changed man. After decades of maintaining high walls… | Oct 05, 2017
  6. Press: 3 weeks later, Equifax makes a peace offering
    For some time, the credit reporting industry has been quietly attempting to change the behavior of consumers who wish to protect their own data: They want you to “lock” your files, not “freeze” them. The… | Sep 28, 2017
  7. Press: Los ataques de hackers generan bonanza en el sector de ciberseguros
    Las pólizas contra robo de datos son las de mayor crecimiento en EE.UU. El producto de seguros de más rápido crecimiento en Estados Unidos es la póliza contra los robos de datos electrónicos, gracias a… | Dec 14, 2016
  8. Press: Yahoo: Hackers robaron datos de 1.000 millones de cuentas
    Yahoo dijo que cree que ciberpiratas robaron información de más de 1.000 millones de cuentas de sus usuarios en agosto de 2013, lo que se cree sería el mayor robo de información a… | Dec 13, 2016
  9. Press: Más y mejor seguridad para poder vivir en un mundo del internet de las cosas
    La visión del llamado internet de las cosas —darle a todo tipo de cosas físicas una transformación digital— ha estado adelantada a la realidad por años, pero esa brecha se está cerrando rápidamente. Hoy en… | Oct 21, 2016
  10. Press: Consumer Action joins White House campaign to ‘Lock Down Your Login’
    Consumer Action today announced its commitment to the National Cyber Security Alliance’s “Lock Down Your Login” internet safety and security initiative to empower Americans to better protect their online accounts by moving beyond… | Sep 28, 2016
  11. Press: EU watchdogs permit Privacy Shield to run for one year
    A new EU-US data-sharing agreement will be able to run for at least a year, European regulators have announced. The Privacy Shield replaces an arrangement known as Safe Harbour, which was struck down in October… | Jul 27, 2016
  12. Press: FCC selects Swedish firm to run national database routing calls
    The Federal Communications Commission this week selected a Swedish-owned firm to run a sensitive national database that routes billions of phone calls across the country, apparently satisfied that the award would not jeopardize national security. | Jul 23, 2016
  13. Press: Infidelity website Ashley Madison facing FTC probe
    The parent company of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, hit by a devastating hack last year, is now the target of a U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigation, the new executives seeking to revive its credibility… | Jul 06, 2016
  14. Press: Groups call for safe data practices, enforcement by FCC
    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, 59 U.S. consumer advocacy, privacy and digital rights organizations submitted a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler calling for strong rules to protect the privacy and data security of broadband… | Jan 20, 2016
  15. Press: Correcting and protecting your credit record
    With frequent news of massive data breaches, consumers often are plagued with a sense of data insecurity, not knowing when the next hack will hit or how to effectively protect their sensitive personal information.… | Dec 16, 2015
  16. Featured: DATA BREACH victim? Take these steps
    Was your debit or credit card part of a data breach? Tips from Consumer Action, the National Consumer Law Center and U.S. PIRG. | Dec 19, 2013
  17. Press: Consumers at risk: Tips for data breach victims
    In light of the recent news about Target’s data security breach, the National Consumer Law Center, Consumer Action and U.S. PIRG remind consumers that: 1. Your liability for fraudulent charges is limited under… | Dec 19, 2013
  18. Recommended: Chronology of Data Breaches
    Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has been tracking breaches since 2005 and publishes a Chronology of Data Breaches. | Dec 19, 2011

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