Identity Theft in the Workplace

Lisa BoganyWhile many identity theft cases involve consumer data that is maintained by financial, retail, and other businesses, negligent, and dishonest co-workers at those companies are frequently guilty of providing access to sensitive records. Even businesses that do not maintain customer records have an abundance of employee data that can provide a tempting target for identity thieves. According to Judith M. Collins, author of the book Preventing Identity Theft in Your Business: How to Protect Your Business, Customers, and Employees, at least 50% of all identity theft cases can be traced back to the workplace. With identity theft in the workplace becoming a serious problem, it is imperative that employers establish anti-theft practices. Continue reading “Identity Theft in the Workplace”