personal information

BLM'S INVASION OF PRIVACY SUPPRESSES FREE SPEECH, GROUP WARNS

 
BLM places "outrageous conditions on public comment" by releasing personal contact information online
 
June 2, 2012 (San Francisco) -- Protect Mustangs, a Bay Area-based preservation group, asks the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to revise its conditions for receiving written comment. The BLM now requires personal identifying information that BLM says it cannot safeguard, the group cautions.
 
What started as an issue jeopardizing public process for people who want helicopters roundups to stop has mushroomed into a free speech issue for all Americans.

STATE CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES REPORTS SECURITY BREECH OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

 
March 31, 2012 (Sacramento) -- On March 12, the State learned that two contracted service providers, International Business Machines (IBM) and Iron Mountain Inc., could not locate several specialized computer storage devices containing information from the California Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) involving more than 800,000 individuals.
 
The devices were in transit from IBM’s facility in Colorado to California. Upon arrival, several storage devices were missing.

READER’S EDITORIAL: IS THERE EVEN A BOUNDARY ANYMORE?


(Note: This reader asked to have her name withheld, for fear of government retribution.)
 
February 3, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--A woman came to my door today from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, because I had not returned the American Community Survey. Honestly, I don't remember receiving it.
 
She handed me a much used paper which said we are required by law to answer, and threatened fines up to a $5,000 if we do not comply.