Identity Theft: Private Battle or Public Crisis?
Reading Level: 7
Interest Level: 7-12
As internet use and global connectivity have skyrocketed, so too has identity theft. Even though hundreds of millions of people are affected every year by this crime, it remains unclear whose role it is to promote cybersecurity and investigate and prosecute identity theft in the United States. This book explains how identity theft, data breaches, and fraud occur, how to protect oneself against these threats, and what obstacles U.S. law enforcement faces as it seeks to fight back. Full-color photographs, a glossary, and sidebars help readers comprehend this complex issue, which is more pressing than ever for children and young adults.