Consumer data access: Is more less?

'Security freezes' latest fix in protecting personal information

In a rush to protect personal accounts from intrusion by thieves bent on taking their money and ruining their credit standings, consumers are now moving toward a new fix called “security freezes.”

With financial fraud wreaking anywhere from $5 billion to $60 billion in damages on the economy last year – depending on whom you ask – citizens are pushing legislators and business providers to defend them.