Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has warned citizens to be more protective of their personal information at retail stores. She notes that individuals do not have to disclose their phone numbers, area codes or other similar data when making a purchase, warning that it increases the chances of identity theft. "The more personal information that's collected about you," Stoddart said, "the more risk you run of identity theft or being the victim of fraud, so be very careful about the personal information you give out," 680News reports.
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