PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and identity theft solutions for individuals, families and small businesses, delivered a powerful breach and identity theft protection response educational session to lawyers on Friday, May 19, at the Group Legal Services Association (GLSA) annual education conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The session, titled “Making it Right After a Data Breach,” focused on how companies need to be prepared for a data breach, and how identity theft protection services are being used to attract and retain employees.
Every year, more than one million people fall victim to cyber crime, including identity theft, which can be devastating for individuals and families. For employers, providing employees with affordable access to the industry’s most comprehensive identity theft plan assures peace of mind, and makes them happier and more productive. Plans include unlimited consultations with a licensed private investigator and guarantee complete identity restoration. IDShield delivers better value and superior services over the competition, providing additional monitoring services for minors, payday loans, credit reports, file sharing, passport numbers and more.
"When a day breach happens, not only is your company affected, your clients and customers are affected as well,” said Jenn Stueckler, IDShield’s Senior Product Manager. “Their stolen information can be sold on the dark web and can easily become a case of identity theft. Make sure you provide them with services that can monitor any information compromised, and most importantly can completely restore their identity to its pre-theft status."
With nearly 70 percent of Americans engaging on some form of social media, IDShield also includes a social-media monitoring feature – a key benefit for mitigating risks that can affect employment. Members can sign up for monitoring of multiple social media accounts and content feeds for privacy and reputational risks. The service covers all major social media content platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
IDShield members can access their subscription benefits at their fingertips with the IDShield app, available for iOS and Android. The IDShield App offers convenient access to important features including alerts sent straight to your phone with notifications if any of your monitored information is discovered; your credit score, updated quarterly; management of your Internet Monitoring items; management of your minor child(ren)’s information with our Minor Identity Protection service through the app; 24/7 Emergency Access in the event of after-hours identity theft issues; and call an IDShield Advisor with just one touch.
“This was a great panel today that reinforces the need today for greater protection of our clients,” said Keri Coleman Norris, Chief Legal Officer for LegalShield and outgoing President of the GLSA. “As a lawyer myself, it is scary what can happen to identity client’s personal information if it is exposed by a data breach.”
GLSA is a Chicago-based nonprofit, ABA-affiliated membership association for those involved in the legal services plan industry, which delivers legal services to a broad range of clients. Members are committed to providing affordable access to legal services. The conference focuses on providing lawyers involved in the legal services plan industry with education, support and collaboration so that they may focus on the practice of law rather than the marketing of their law practices.
A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal protection, LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of legal safeguards and protection against identity theft solutions for individuals, families and small businesses. The 45-year-old company protects more than 1.64 million individuals, families and businesses through its legal plans, while IDShield provides identity protection to one million individuals. In addition, LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses. Both legal and identity theft plans start as low as $20 per month.
LegalShield’s legal plans provide access to attorneys with an average of 19 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates.
IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services and is the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of licensed private investigators on call to restore a member’s identity.