Governing how other people handle information about you

Starting out the New Year with a story highlighting the three major aspects of this blog: the intersections between Governance, Compliance, and Information.

“Equifax Is Back in Washington’s Crosshairs,” The Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2019.  Congress planning new legislation for credit-reporting companies after the Equifax hack affecting nearly 150 million people.

Governance and Compliance are linked here, as the government is planning new laws/regulations to control how companies manage “their” information about you.  But also has aspects of Information, as the information at issue is information about you over which you have little control.

Will the government do a substantially better job than the existing legal remedies?  Will improvement be possible without addressing the underlying lack of effective privacy protections?

 

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Filed under Privacy, Theme One: Information, Theme Three: Compliance, Theme Two: Governance

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