Posts Tagged ‘Case Study’

Genealogy: Not JUST a Hobby!

Family History is a significant and growing hobby. An article appearing on the Voice of America web site in 2013 highlighted this fact when they observed: “Genealogy, in fact, has become a global phenomenon. A market research firm, Global Industry Analysts, says there are more than 80 million professional and amateur genealogists around the world.…

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Death Master File –The Final Rule–28 Nov 2016

Today is the effective date for the Final Rule implementing the statutory mandate found in Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 directing the Secretary of Commerce to develop a certification program limiting access to and the content of the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File. To get to this point this project…

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Closing Death Records — The Logical Flaw

One of the misperceptions with which we have repeatedly had to wrestle in recent years has been that ALL Personally Identifiable Information (PII) by default must be safeguarded.  For many legislators in recent years, it is almost a reflexive belief that the best or only way to fight identity thieves is to close the records…

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ID Wise from the Center for Identity

Like every other citizen, modern genealogists also live their lives on an internet populated by identity thieves. The Center for Identity at The University of Texas at Austin (UTCID) has launched IDWise, a state funded online resource and one-stop-shop for consumer-friendly tips, articles, games and videos on how to manage and secure personal information for…

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