~ the link between drug use and identity theft ~

A Washington State U.S. Senator is requesting the U.S. Department of Justice undertake a national study on the criminal connections between identity theft and illicit drug use. Police are reporting that in one county, 90 percent of the ID theft suspects had prior methamphetamine charges. Could the intractable problem of drug addiction and its destructive reverberation throughout the society pose as great (or greater) threat to financial information privacy than the Choicepoint data leak? Once again, an ID theft cause that can’t be legislated away through restricting database record aggregating. Read the article


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