Currently, there is not any legislation in place requiring mandatory reporting of data breach details.Not reporting a breach can lead to lawsuits from affected users, so most companies do report when they have been hacked or lose some information.
The Identity Cards Act 2006 (c 15) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that has since been repealed.
It created national identity cards, a personal identification document and European Union travel document, linked to a database known as the National Identity Register (NIR), which has since been destroyed.
There are some things that you can do to minimize the damage or even prevent your information getting into the wrong hands.
From using an online anonymity tool, to changing your passwords every couple months, to using stronger passwords or even randomly generated passwords.
Match that data to facial recognition from the security cameras, as well as the information received from the point-of-sale system, and they have an identity to attach to that data entry.
Just about every retail outlet now has some form of membership that customers are encouraged to voluntarily sign up for with offers of discounts on fuel, points toward in store savings, customized digital coupons, and other similar incentives. You are selling your personally identifiable information to these companies in exchange for the perks attached to the store’s membership system.
Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions.
They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
Now factor in the knowledge that some of these companies are collecting information without first informing subjects of their data mining that their information is being loaded into a database.