AllClear ID Blog

Online Quizzes: Don't Trade Your Identity to Discover Your Inner Superhero

Jackie here. If you’re anything like my Facebook friends, you certainly love a good quiz. Online quizzes certainly seem harmless, often featuring favorite movie characters, delicious desserts, cuddly kittens, and historical figures. But before you take them, make sure you are aware of the potential privacy risk. Online Quizzes and Privacy- What You Need to […]

AllClear ID Listed as a Top Austin Workplace

Jean here from the AllClear ID HR team. As any company continues to grow at a rapid rate, preserving the company culture becomes increasingly important in maintaining a work environment that fosters a happy, productive team and attracting the very best talent. That said, we proudly announce that we’ve been listed on the “The Austin […]

What Do Chip Cards Mean For You?

Jackie here. October 1st brought about a big deadline for the new EMV (also called “Chip and PIN”) cards, but what does this really mean for you, the consumer? Let’s explore the changes that took place and find out how they’ll change credit card processing. The changes impact all major credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American […]

Trading Health Information for Insurance Perks

Jackie here. How much is your privacy worth? A life insurance company is hoping that consumers will trade a bit of privacy for a discount. The new program will provide participants with an activity tracker and steep discounts in exchange for information about their health habits. What privacy implications does this program have? Would you […]

FTC Launches “Start with Security” Initiative to Educate Businesses about Protecting Personal Data

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission expanded its efforts to help businesses protect consumer information by launching a new initiative called Start With Security. It is designed to help small- and mid-sized businesses in various industries understand how to strengthen data security around consumer information. So far the initiative includes three daylong workshops in […]