It’s Time for a Data Breach Warning Label

Adam Levin thinks it’s time for a warning label:

Data security, identity-related consumer issues and privacy are all areas screaming for big-picture solutions. This is a situation in search of a paradigm shift—one that produces tools which enable consumers to make informed choices.

There is a precedent that could serve as a template. Passed in 1988, but not implemented until 2000, you may recognize its name—it’s called the Schumer Box. This is the law that put the fine print of credit terms and conditions in your face—bigger, bolder and easier to understand. You see it all the time featured in those countless pleas for your credit business that land in your email and your mailbox.

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