The Office of Personnel Management said in a statement that since the two data breaches that hit its computer systems were announced, 2.4 million people have enrolled so far in the identity theft monitoring services the government is offering to impacted individuals.
I’ve heard that the recent tax and spending legislation expanded identity theft protection to federal employees who were affected by the OPM data breach. Is this true?
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) plans to introduce an amendment that would give federal workers impacted by the two data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management much more identity theft protection than what has been offered thus far.
Legislation is being introduced to provide free lifetime ID theft protection to federal employees and retirees whose personal data was compromised in the recent OPM data breaches.
The Internal Revenue Service is taking additional steps during the 2013 tax season to protect taxpayers and help victims of identity theft and refund fraud.
In the wake of recent privacy-violating probing of presidential candidates’ passport files and earlier losses by agencies of computers or hard drives containing sensitive employee data, it appears the risk of nosy feds, political paparazzi, curious contractors and others getting personal personnel info may be at an all time high. What’s going on?