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Privacy And Identity Theft Protection - Protecting Privacy In The Digital Age

Take Control Of Your Privacy In The Digital Age

by Trace Mayer, J.D. on May 1, 2012

Reading time: 3 – 5 minutes

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound cure.

People around the world are victimized every day after falling into some identity theft traps. The steep rise in the stealing of identities is something that must not be ignored. Protecting privacy in the digital age is getting more important.

In today’s Information age information is everything and it is advisable to secure your private identity from identity thieves. Unfortunately, just shredding or burning your bank statements and other physical effects carrying information about your identity is no longer enough to provide the necessary prevention.

Getting a separate legal identity, such as an LLC, along with bank accounts, a tax ID number and credit cards under that identity is one of the most plausible precautionary privacy techniques that you can adopt so that you are not among those 30,000 unlucky people who fall prey to identity theft by the unscrupulous.

Protecting Privacy In The Digital Age

The first step to protecting privacy in the digital age is getting yourself a legal business identity. We are partial to the New Mexico LLC which asset protection attorneys love. If you are an entrepreneur or the owner of a large asset then you must consider operating under a recognized legal entity such as corporations, LLCs and partnerships.

You will likely wish to seek an attorney’s advice first so that you can determine which legal entity would be the best option for your circumstances and how to best operate it. Getting a legal business entity will award you with extra privacy protection as it will put an additional layer between you and your personal information and liability from the outside world.

The second step is to secure yourself a business credit card. Once you start operating as a business entity you can ask credit card companies to issue a business credit card. The good thing about these business credit cards is that you need to upload business information into the transactional databases instead of personal details. Comparatively less harm is inflicted upon cardholders if business information is compromised as opposed to the damage caused by the leaking of personal data. Another perk is that you get to choose how your business identity appears to others with its name, a DBA (Doing Business As), etc.

Conclusion

Protecting privacy in the digital age is imperative in today’s time when information is everything and an identity theft can lead to serious damage. There are many ways from using cash or a ghost address to using business entities and business credit cards which can increase your identity’s levels of security. One must always remember that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound cure.

A reason why privacy is often associated with anonymity and is a point of contention is because it squares the issue between the boundaries of the State versus the life and freedoms of the individual. But privacy and anonymity can be maintained, in general, without yielding and allowing nefarious individuals to infringe on the rights of independent citizens.

Hopefully, you now have an idea of what privacy techniques you can implement in order to protect your privacy in the digital age. Keep these tips in mind and remember: ALWAYS go that extra mile to protect your personal information by implementing stealth tactics from How To Vanish The Book or The Mini-Guide To Personal Privacy.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Trace Mayer, J.D., holds a degree in Accounting, a law degree from California Western School of Law and studies the Austrian school of economics. He works as an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, monetary scientist and operates Run To Gold. He is a strong advocate of the freedom of speech, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the San Diego County Bar Association. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, BNN, many radio shows and presented at many investment conferences throughout the world. This is merely one article of 41 by .
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