Do you want to know personal data quality fear? Contact Experian (, Trans Union ( and Equifax ( and obtain a copy of your credit report. I recently had concerns that I could be a victim of identity theft, so I obtained copies of my credit reports from these agencies. The results were eye-opening.

While the overall accuracy of the reports was better than the last time I reviewed them in the late '80s, there were still enough inaccuracies to give me pause. Not only were there wildly inaccurate address and employment entries, some of the information in these reports is set to remain accessible for more than 10 years.

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