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50 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY AND YOUR CREDIT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IDENTITY THEFT, CREDIT CARDS, CREDIT REPAIR, AND CREDIT REPORTS by Steve Weisman

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Chapter 6. TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS, AND GOVERNMENT FIGHT IDENTITY THEFT

The low-cost availability of computer technology has made the work of identity thieves extremely easy. It seems only fair that technology may also hold the keys to winning the battle against identity theft.

High Tech Tactics to Combat Identity Theft

Biometrics

The term “biometrics” is derived from Latin, meaning “life measurement,” and it shows great promise in the battle against identity theft. The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT) even contains a provision requiring the Federal Trade Commission to study whether biometrics and other technological advances can be used to fight identity theft. Various biometric technologies that are being tested and used now ...

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