Monday, May 23, 2005

Private Personal data for the taking

Personal data for the takingis a May 18 CNET story by Tom Zeller Jr. about an experiment by Republican Senator Ted Stevens in which he told staffers to "Steal his Identity" and how successful they were at doing so. This story was widely quoted by increasing numbers of media sources and blogs around the web last week. It AGAIN points up how important it is to reduce public web access to personal, medical and financial records of everyone.

Finally though, it is politicians who are seeing the light and introducing legislation to stop easy access and commercialization of private personal and financial information online. I'm glad to see that action is finally being taken after years of watching the problem grow and evolve to a bigger monster than it had to be if we'd taken action earlier.

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posted by RealitySEO at 10:48 AM


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