Security Breaches

Individuals need to know when there is a breach to the security of their sensitive personal information such as a Social Security number, government identification number, payment card information, or account number which provides access to finances or to financial information. With notice consumers can take the necessary steps to prevent or detect identity theft. Consumers Union supports laws that require consumers be notified of a breach when it occurs. This requirement creates incentive for both companies and government agencies to work to prevent future security breaches.