personal information

Target (CBS)

Target: Up To 110M Customers Affected By Data Breach

Congressman Luis Gutierrez said Friday’s revelation that nearly 70 million American shoppers were the victims of a data breach at Target stores serves as proof more vigilance is needed all around to protect our private information.

01/10/2014

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

Parents Want To Block CPS From Sharing Kids’ Records With National Database

The head of a Chicago parents group was warning parents the Chicago Public Schools system plans to upload personal student information into a national database.

10/10/2013

The Sears store in the Grand Crossing neighborhood is closing. (CBS)

Man Finds Sensitive Employee Data In File Cabinet He Bought From Sears

A Chicago man said Sears is lucky he’s honest; otherwise, the retailer could have exposed hundreds of its former employees to identity theft.

08/01/2013

The Illinois Lottery is now selling tickets online. (Photo credit: myillinoislottery.com)

Online Lottery Sales Begin, But Some Worried About Privacy

Illinois is making gambling history. Good or bad, depending on how you feel about playing the Lottery, we now can buy tickets with a few clicks of a mouse. That means no more waiting in line at a convenience store. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey has more details on a surprise Lottery players might get by deciding to go buy their tickets online.

CBS 2–03/26/2012

iPhone 4

How To Protect Yourself When Trading In Your Smart Phone

For many of us, smart phones are our lifelines to the world, and most of us are constantly looking for the latest models. But could donating or trading in the old ones be a risky move?

CBS 2–03/04/2011

Spokeo

Privacy Fears Erupt Over Spokeo

Some Web users are complaining about privacy concerns over the website Spokeo, which allows users to see satellite photos of people’s homes and other personal information just by typing in a name.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2011