Is it Yahoo? Or Google? Or? Shouldn’t it be the individual consumer? Every time you register on a website to download a movie or order a box of nuts, that information is being recorded. Some websites don’t keep this information confidential; it becomes entrenched in the search engine optimization techniques used by search engines and your name, address, and phone number may be appearing in random searches by someone in the Antarctic.
Without additional privacy legislation and SAS70 audits, your personal information may not be so personal anymore. Currently, if your personal information is leaked to the public, Companies only have to inform you of the data breach, and get you a credit monitoring service. Does this seem fair? Should you have a single signon that is secure and corruption is preventable?