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Thirty Identity Theft Tips and Privacy Guide for Canadian Individuals, Employees and Organizations

Toronto, Canada, May 31, 2007 --( Toronto-based Informatica Security has published a free guide to help individuals with personal information protection and the vast increase in identity theft. The downloadable document is designed to be displayed in office cafeterias and posted on bulletin boards to increase awareness about privacy threats.

The document’s author is Claudiu Popa, Informatica’s founder and a respected information security expert: “our priority was to produce something that anyone could download and refer to, so a simple list of tips and best practices was the best thing we could offer the public”. Mr. Popa recommends that companies use the free guidelines to update their own privacy policies and internal training programs.

“We know that these issues have more than doubled over the past couple of years and awareness is growing” said Popa, who teaches Canadian companies about security and privacy awareness. “We find that people understand this better than the security threat because it’s something that’s closer to what they do and what they care about: their wallet.” Reported Identity theft amounted to $16.3M last year in Canada, a mere fraction of the hundreds of millions reportedly lost worldwide. “This is a global issue with growing awareness, but individuals and companies still are unsure of how to prevent and correct it”.

Informatica consultants and educators provide training to every level of the organization, across Canada, but the most effective way to combat the threat is to individually adopt best practice” said Popa. Use and share reliable resources such as the Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft (PIPIDT) Prevention Tips document. The document is presented as a Do’s and Don'ts white paper and available for free download from the Informatica Web site at

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About Informatica Security Corporation

Informatica Security is Canada’s leading innovator in corporate regulatory compliance and security awareness training. Founded in 1989 the Toronto-based information risk consulting firm works with clients to identify and address threats to information assets, business continuity and compliance. Informatica delivers a large selection of corporate security courses and seminars, and offers confidential management consulting.

Informatica specializes in delivering complex security concepts in simple, effective terms, allowing organizations to rely on every employee as a critical component of the overall security strategy. Informatica’s renowned FlexSecure Verify audits and assessment framework is the most comprehensive standards-based approach in the industry, allowing organizations of all sizes to gauge their exposure to threats and rapidly address prioritized risks. For more information about application security audits and privacy impact assessments visit, email or call 416-431-9012.

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