The Federal Trade Commission reports that in 2011, there were 4,853 complaints of identity theft filed in Washington state. Some of the victims included elderly citizens, medical patients, and even foster children. And the FTC complaints don’t include online data theft.
With 69 percent of adults on the Internet using social networking sites, how do we keep others from accessing our personal information? Ross Reynolds talks with Julie Mayer from the Northwest division of the FTC, Melinda Young from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist at Cryptography Research, Inc., a company that specializes in solving complex data security problems.