February 15, 2006 6:20 AM PST

Congressman wants retailer ID'd in data breach

Representative says if a company is responsible for breached security systems, it should notify customers.

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Yeah! Right...
What company in their right mind is going to own up to something like this. It should have been made law; but then it would affect the shareholders; so no go.

The companies will say it's to goverment fault for not enforcing this; the goverment will say we can't tell companies how to run their business.

In the mean time, the public gets screwed left, right and center.

And while were on this ID data breech topic, how come nothing has yet been done to HELP the many victims of ID theft. They are left with the problems!

Oops...I forgot...it comes back to those "people" we call politicans (who are supposed to represent the voters and do what is right for them)...SILLY ME!

Shame! Shame! Shame!

(ok, I feel better now)
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Take Responsibility VISA, MC, AMEX....
All of you Credit Card companies need to start taking
responsibility in informing your clients and customers about
breaches and break-ins. It is your responsibility to make sure
the company that YOU (Visa, MC, Amex, etc.) hired is capable of
securing the very data YOUR offering!

The company managing the data isn't offering credit cards or
begging for clients. They are payed to provide a service to VISA,
MC, Amex, etc. to manage there data. In the "Big Business Circle"
the arrow comes back to the Credit Card Companies.

These Credit Card Companies have did everything to push the
blame of security off on someone other than themselves. After
all, if you knew Citi Bank is the most hacked bank on the new
you probably wouldn't use there service. If you knew that Citi
Bank's website was the most spoofed website using the phishing
scam you wouldn't use there site.

But if Citi Bank can pawn off the responsibility to someone else's
company then they have an excuse and save face. But the reality
of it is that in the end the consumer is led into false beliefs that
a company like Citi Bank is truly safe!

After all the "be-all" - "end all" decision to hire a 3rd party
company to manage VISA's and MC's data is essentially the
decision of VISA and MC. And therefore for this reason alone
VISA and MC and the rest of the CC companies should take FULL
RESPONSIBILITY for what happens to clients data or pay the

Not chump change. You compromise my data, you pay ME!

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I Agree
Credit crad companies and banks really need to fess up to the "mishaps" and security breaches. Don't point the finger at the retailers. It's your card going through your systems and accessing your customers information. The retailers are just the middleman in the whole process; supplying the customers with the products they can purchase with your card label.
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