European Data Protection Digest

E-Crime Summit Addresses Risks

IDENTITY THEFT—UK

November 4, 2011

E-crimes cost the Welsh economy nearly £1 billion per year year, which has prompted a summit on e-crime and identity theft in Wales this week. BBC News reports on a Welsh woman raising money to build a rehabilitation centre who recently learned she'd become a victim of identity theft after she received letters from mobile phone, insurance and computer companies--none of whom she was affiliated with--thanking her for her business. As a multimillion-pound charity, Mel Davies worries its good name may suffer. Matt Jukes, assistant chief constable of South Wales Police, suggests ways individuals can protect themselves.
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