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California Privacy 2003

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#1 Rov Judicata

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Posted 20 June 2003 - 11:45 AM

I totally support this action:

http://www.sfgate.co...19/MN127207.DTL

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Sacramento -- A consumer group's unorthodox response to losing an Assembly vote on a financial privacy bill became a rallying point Wednesday for some lawmakers who hope to crack down on aggressive lobbying, which some say is "over the top. "

The latest episode to anger legislators was a decision by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights to post on the Internet partial Social Security numbers of lawmakers who did not support the latest attempt to increase protections on personal financial information.

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Jamie Court, the executive director of the consumer protection group, said the organization was not seeking to influence the vote, noting that the numbers were posted after the bill was defeated. He also said that only the first four numbers were released rather than the full nine.

"We're trying to demonstrate how vulnerable everyone's privacy is, and it's simply a public education message," he said.

The actions of the lobbying group *prove* how vulnerable we all are. I'm deeply amused.

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#2 Rhea

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Posted 20 June 2003 - 12:13 PM

Javert Rovinski, on Jun 19 2003, 05:46 PM, said:

I totally support this action:

http://www.sfgate.co...19/MN127207.DTL

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Sacramento -- A consumer group's unorthodox response to losing an Assembly vote on a financial privacy bill became a rallying point Wednesday for some lawmakers who hope to crack down on aggressive lobbying, which some say is "over the top. "

The latest episode to anger legislators was a decision by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights to post on the Internet partial Social Security numbers of lawmakers who did not support the latest attempt to increase protections on personal financial information.

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Jamie Court, the executive director of the consumer protection group, said the organization was not seeking to influence the vote, noting that the numbers were posted after the bill was defeated. He also said that only the first four numbers were released rather than the full nine.

"We're trying to demonstrate how vulnerable everyone's privacy is, and it's simply a public education message," he said.

The actions of the lobbying group *prove* how vulnerable we all are. I'm deeply amused.

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I *loved* this. The state has been dragging their heels on the privacy laws for too long.  That's what I call "show, not tell." And they waited till after the measure had died to publish the numbers.
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#3 G1223

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Posted 20 June 2003 - 12:30 PM

So what are the political folks suppose to do give them what they want? I think this is a federal crime and if  it is I hope the SOB's get the max sentence they can explain privacy to the big mean guy who wants to use him as his new wife.

Edited by G1223, 20 June 2003 - 12:31 PM.

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#4 Rov Judicata

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Posted 20 June 2003 - 12:34 PM

:D Rhea

G-- The whole point of the protest is that it *isn't* illegal.
St. Louis must be destroyed!

Me: "I have a job and five credit cards and am looking into signing a two year lease.  THAT MAKES ME OLD."
Josh: "I don't have a job, I have ONE credit card, I'm stuck in a lease and I'm 28! My mom's basement IS ONE BAD DECISION AWAY!"
~~ Josh, winning the argument.

"Congress . . . shall include every idiot, lunatic, insane person, and person non compos mentis[.]" ~1 U.S.C. 1, selectively quoted for accuracy.

#5 G1223

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Posted 20 June 2003 - 12:54 PM

Sorry it sounds like sour grapes at losing their item for vote.
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#6 Kimmer

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 04:41 AM

All of this just points out (at least to me) that we need to get rid of lobbyists AND full time legislators.

Also these legislators that we do have, need to get off their backsides and DO THEIR JOBS! We need a budget, we need to fix the deficit from last year and there is a HUGE need for privacy protection in this state. I don't expect much of anything from any of them. :angry:

We are, after all, talking about the state that had such secure computer systems  :sarcasm:  that some low-level hackers got in and downloaded the private info on all state employees. Of course, no one told the state employees .. that would have been embarrasing.  :angry:


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