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herman-munsters-identity-stolen

As if you needed more proof that identity thieves are lowly scum, they have now stolen Herman Munster's identity. If they had any class at all, they would have gone for Gomez Adams.

banks-thinking-strategically-about-security

Bank Lawyer's Blog has an interesting post about an American Banker editorial (apparently not available online) about the new FFIEC guidelines for stronger authentication for online banking.

identity-theft-the-nanny-state-and-ambulance

Mordaxus at Emergent Choas has an inciteful post on how the government can protect people from identity theft.

I can think of a situation we need protection from. Here is a scenario. Let us take the case of a lender, Larry. We need a law to make it so that if Larry lends money to Alice, he cannot try to collect it from Bob. That's all we need. If we have that, we'll have all the legal protection we need to solve identity theft.
This is an interesting idea, but I fear that it is too simplistic. I suspect that this is the current law. The problem is really the burden of proof. Currently, Bob has to prove to Larry that he did not borrow the money. Larry gets to put all sorts of nastiness onto Bob's credit report that Bob will never be able to get off. Bob can sue Larry, butas mordaxus points out, the way to change the business practice is to make it not worthwhile, which means a class-action lawsuit.

liability-for-account-fraud

Good stuff from Ian Grigg about phishing and liabilities.

class-action-to-drive-action-on-security-at-banks

Any class action with 40 million defendants is going to get huge fast. Here is an article at Bank Systems and Technology. Some interesting tidbits:

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