Open Access to Personal Data on E-Gov Sites Expose Citizens to ID Theft

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 2, 2008

Washington Post, Online Records May Aid ID Theft, Government Sites Post Personal Data, By Bill Brubaker: “Social Security numbers are readily available in many courthouses — in land records and criminal and civil case files — as well as on many government Web sites that serve up public documents with a few clicks of a mouse. From state to state, and even within states, there is little uniformity in how access to the private information in these records is controlled.”

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