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National Consumers League statement on White House action on data security

October 17, 2014


Chase breach underscores cost of Congressional inaction on data security

October 3, 2014


Turning cybersecurity awareness into cybersecurity reform

Facebook_NCSAM_icon.jpgOctober is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is a good time for consumers to take stock of their online safety habits and practices. Great tips and tricks for creating stronger passwords, taking advantage of two-factor authentication and learning to spot phishing scams and other cyber threats abound from organizations like the Federal Trade Commission, Stop. Think. Connect., and NCL’s own Fraud.org.


NCL statement on bank data breach

August 29, 2014


Chicago data breach victims at heightened risk of identity theft, new study shows

July 16, 2014


FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny speaks at NCL event on data breach, ID theft

July 8, 2014



Announcing the #DataInsecurity Project

Last December, millions of consumers busily rang up more than $600 billion in holiday purchases. Unfortunately, hackers were also having a field day — at consumers’ expense. We learned that lax security procedures combined with an insecure payment mechanism resulted in as many as 110 million shoppers at retail giant Target having their personal information compromised.


Mega-breaches and the importance of the Wyndham decision

By John Breyault, Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud

Consumers can be excused for not following the minutiae of U.S. district court decisions, but developments this week in New Jersey marked an important victory for data security. On Monday, Judge Esther Salas allowed a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (the parent entity of Days Inn, Howard Johnson’s and Ramada, among other hotel chains) to move forward.


Advocates call for FTC action to address data insecurity

March 25, 2014


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