Monday, August 15, 2005

Sharing of data 'could block identity theft'

Martin Gill, a UK criminologist, is calling for increased sharing of data among credit agencies as a way of making life more difficult for identity thieves. From the Independent:

Independent Online Edition > Business News : Sharing of data 'could block identity theft'

"Thousands of cases of identity fraud could be prevented if financial services companies and credit reference agencies shared more data, according to a report from a leading criminologist. Professor Martin Gill said criminals behind ID fraud, now the fastest growing type of theft in the UK, were exploiting the fact that people's credit files contain different information, depending on which company holds them....

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