Privacy watchdogs say incidents are being disclosed more often

Anonymous Patron writes One From The San Fransisco Chronicle says that contrary to appearances, there has probably not been an increase in security breaches.

Instead, there has been more disclosure, precipitated by the same California law that forced ChoicePoint to come clean, they said.

“I think there have always been as many security breaches as we’ve seen in the last few months,” said Beth Givens, founder and director of the nonprofit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in San Deigo. “The California security- breach notice law has increased the visibility of those breaches.””