Does this legislature really believe that politicians and special interest
groups and government aren't abusing this information? They can't
really be that naive to think they can trust anyone with this information not to
use it for leverage, legal, and criminal use?This is private
information under the federal privacy act of 1974 and government has no right or
authority to sell or distribute and personal infromation including names at all,
especially to politicians and special interest and law enforcement departments.
If government is selling they are breaching the law and this other free source
distributed freely proves that government cannot be trusted to maintain or keep
such a record of individuals for any reason.The legislators should
be looking at blocking any and all sales of private and personal information
about any person as a violation of the individual privacy act of 1974 a felony
If they DON'T change it so that my information isn't available to
every goofy mailing list - that will end me EVER voting again.I had
no idea this was going on or I wouldn't have been voting!!
Gosh, why didn't those who manage government on the State level see this
issue before it happened? I have less and less trust in the way things are
going for the ordinary person. But to sell voter information just seems wrong.
Thanks to legislators who want to change this law. I hope the proposals are
much stronger than this story reports. NONE of our information should be
available to anyone for any personal advantage. The state has a history of
disclosing large amounts of personal information, including medical records,
accessed by those who have no legitimate reason to such access. That the state
purposefully sells such information is an affront to, and an assault on our
privacy and security.
The article fails to mention that you can send in a request to have your name
removed from that website.
Somebody smart, how? I'm sure a lot of us would appreciate some pointers
on how to do that. I, for one, would thank you profusely for some details.We really have far more to worry about our security from data miners in
retail business, banking, and other "private" operations that we do from