The Revolving Door of Your Personal Data

An analyst with the Department of Veterans Affairs took home the personal data of 26 million veterans, and it got stolen from his house during a burglary. Have you ever taken data home from work? I've worked for lots of so-called "closely held" private companies where analysts had local copies of enterprise databases on their laptops. I worked as an intern for a consulting house on a project for the State of Indiana. I was never screened nor did I have to sign anything saying that I wouldn't steal data. I had access to backup copies of tons of personal data.

I've got news for lawmakers, there's always a back door. And, it's usually standing wide open.