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EXCLUSIVE: Your employer may share
your salary, and Equifax might sell that

NBCNews.com, by Bob Sullivan

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Posted By:bluehouse, 1/31/2013 12:27:42 PM

The Equifax credit reporting agency, with the aid of thousands of human resource departments around the country, has assembled what may be the most powerful and thorough private database of Americans’ personal information ever created, containing 190 million employment and salary records covering more than one-third of U.S. adults. Some of the information in the little-known database, created through an Equifax-owned company called The Work Number, is sold to debt collectors, financial service companies and other entities. "It´s the biggest privacy breach in our time,

Didn´t the SCOTUS find some privacy right?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/31/2013 12:38:36 PM     (No. 9150674)

While we keep a vigil against government overreach, the credit agencies are a law unto themselves.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pomom, 1/31/2013 12:40:55 PM     (No. 9150678)

This is going to make your records ripe for the picking when hackers get into Equifax. Outrageous.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Poca Dot, 1/31/2013 12:46:39 PM     (No. 9150688)

Hacking is a problem but the government already has this and already has "the most powerful and thorough private database of Americans’ personal information ever created"

NBC is so dumb sometimes

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono, 1/31/2013 1:08:10 PM     (No. 9150726)

How many consumers even think twice when offered one of those ´loyalty rewards´ cards by a store?

It´s really a matter of consumer stalking... It´s very valuable to marketing that they have contact info on you (to streamline their efforts to target people for advertising and to make resource planning possible, by projecting demand patterns). That´s why companies are willing to offer their ´loyal´ customers such good discounts.

Just say no.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/31/2013 1:13:13 PM     (No. 9150732)

No doubt - all the info will be hacked and we will find out how much our friends and neighbors (and enemies) really earn!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lazlototh, 1/31/2013 2:17:30 PM     (No. 9150850)

I´m a lawyer who deals with data privacy issues as a routine part of my job, and the laws are already maddening and ineffective. Unfortunately, this type of data availability and news reports that can´t even report it well end up causing people to enact even more laws that have even less effectiveness but make it harder for honest companies to comply and also cost them lots of money with no societal benefit.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/31/2013 2:25:44 PM     (No. 9150861)

Years ago, I read a story about a man who was suing a store because he was injured by a hazard in their store or parking lot. The store used the information about his purchases compiled by his use of the loyalty card, to try to claim he was drunk, because he occasionally bought beer.

When one of our children was applying for a credit card because they were going to a distant college, the card issuer called our home for verification, and inquired what college. When told which one, he said, oh, let me check, they´re in our data bank, and verified our child´s enrollment.

There is no privacy any more.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/31/2013 11:29:52 PM     (No. 9151610)

If you aren´t using cash, you should be.

Order a copy of your credit report.

When you check out and they ask your zip code, use a different one and never the same one. Those coupons the register spits out are based on your shopping.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kono, 2/1/2013 7:56:28 PM     (No. 9153193)

#7 - 20 years ago the president of Sun Microsystems stated, point blank, "There is no privacy. Get over it." If it wasn´t true then, it´s certainly true now.

#8 - People who charge a purchase need to be careful about using random zip codes. Many places (e.g. gas stations) need the zip you give to match the zip on your card.

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