Some Measure of Protection

Rather than provide individual credit monitoring for the millions of veterans and military members whose personal data might have been compromised by the infamous May 3 data theft, Veteran Affairs has contracted ID Analytics of California to conduct industry analysis “to detect patterns of misuse and determine whether or not there is any suspicious activity specifically related to this computer equipment theft,” says a VA statement. The Administration—and some lawmakers—has balked at paying for individual credit monitoring, since the FBI reported “high confidence” the data had not been breached. The ID Analytics work, so far, would not cover the latest data loss.