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Have Unlisted Phone Number–Need Address?

Posted by Bill on December 26, 2007

data     Interesting information from Wired: See Wired

“A site that allows consumers to compare prices for digital phone, internet and TV services has been leaking private address information belonging to people with unlisted phone numbers.The site DigitalLanding.com, which is owned by Acceller, Inc., initially said it was not doing anything wrong and that the information it provided was all publicly available, despite the fact that addresses connected to unlisted numbers are not intended to be public by customers who pay a fee to protect that information or, presumably, by the phone companies that offer unlisted numbers to their customers. Acceller has since recanted and announced that it’s in the process of fixing the data so that information belonging to people with unlisted numbers will be protected. “

This is another incident where amassing personal data can result in “data leakage.”  Ah, ID theft, how easy!

Bill Lowrance

President PIAVA

president@piava.org

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