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

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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