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Why Personal Data Breaches Are a Growing Problem

Despite the huge numbers of compromised accounts that come along with every data breach, most people actually indicate that they have never been notified that their private information has been compromised.  Credit: Maksim Kabakou/Adobe

Despite the huge numbers of compromised accounts that come along with every data breach, most people actually indicate that they have never been notified that their private information has been compromised. Credit: Maksim Kabakou/Adobe

By Eric Jardine

While most people whose online data have been compromised report little or no financial consequences, the overall cost runs into trillions of dollars even before the loss of trust in e-commerce is factored in.

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