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2005 Closes with Another Data Breach

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As if we had not read enough about electronic database invasions in 2005, now officially known in D.C. as "the year of the data breach," a couple new ones popped up in the closing days of the year.

The division of Marriott Hotels that runs their vacation timeshares reported that over 200,000 files of personal information on clients and employees were compromised.

NAID’s sources in Washington are universally reporting that the long awaited consumer protection measures to comprehensively combat identity theft are "extremely likely" in 2006.

You can read the full details of the incident in the link provided here:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/business/3551348.html