Business and government entities must understand and apply increasingly complex laws and regulations to protect the data and records of their customers and citizens. Compliance with U.S. personal information protection laws is often difficult due to the number and interrelationship of federal and state laws and regulations that affect or relate to these issues. In 2007, more than 79 million records were reported compromised in the U.S. according to the Identity Theft
Resource Center.1 With increased collection of data and easier methods of collection, protecting personal information has become a big issue in today's business and government environment.
Virginia A Jones, CRM, FAI