Like millions (zillions?) of others, I got a notice from Equifax that my information had been stolen right out of their coffers.
What did I do? I read through the notice casually, tossed it and noisily mock the Equifax TV ads warning us all of the “dark web” and how if our information landed in it, only Equifax can help protect us. Yes. Equifax failed to protect our information in the first place so now that it’s rolling around the “dark web” (or whatever it’s called), Equifax is offering to protect us. From Equifax. I guess.
But I did not think of taking Equifax to Small Claims Court.
And I thank the New York Times for reporting this, and for this key paragraph:
“It’s sort of important for the human organism to do what you can do,” said Jessamyn West, a library technologist in central Vermont who won a judgment there against Equifax this month.
Yes, it is.
Note to self: next time something like this comes up, try searching here for “Small Claims Court,” and reminding yourself of how to proceed there successfully.