We’re from the federal government, trust us with your data security

I joined host Ray Dunaway yesterday on Hartford’s WTIC 1080 to discuss the OPM hack (earlier on which) and schemes to extend federal regulatory control over private data security. You can listen here.

And from yesterday’s House hearing on the subject: “OPM chief ducks blame for data breach, pins it on ‘whole of government'” [Washington Examiner]

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  • I got a letter from the IRS informing me that I needed to do an additional form for my tax return. At the top of the letter was my social security number. Not only that, it clear stated in bold wording: SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: XXX-XX-XXXX. So much for information security.