1967 view of information privacy

Listing age and schooling on a computer? If only they could see LinkedIn, Facebook, et. al. today.

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1967 view of information privacy - In This Computer Age Your "Private Life Is Not...
In This Computer Age Your "Private Life Is Not So Private (Special to the NEWS) NEW YORK - The 'private" lives of most people In New Haven County are not as private as they think they are. A wealth of information about them has been accumulated by governmental and other agencies agencies over the years and may soon be put on computers. Included Is such data as age, birthplace, schooling, Income, property holdings, affiliations, charitable contributions, lax payments, brushes with the law, if any, and much more, In the FBI flies alone, for example, are the fingerprints of approximately 296,800 men and women In the local area. They are the prints of government government employees, of people who are or have been in military military service, of persons who have been arrested for felonies felonies and prints sent in voluntarily voluntarily by others, among them many Boy Scouts, for identification identification purposes. In the records of the Social Security Administration is information information on more than 348,700 residents of New HavenCounty. It covers working people, self- employed persons and thosewho have retired and are receiving pensions. The surveys made periodically periodically by the Census Bureau are also the source of considerable personal data on local residents. residents. .., Its records show, among oth- er things, which of them have been divorced -- the total is 8,461 — and which are foreign •_born — 79,300 in all, •,_ The question of privacy has arisen In connection with a proposal in Washington to as- L semble all this Information and put it on computers. . The plan Is to set up a Federal Federal Data Center that would bring together the facts andflg- ures that are now scattered Please Turn to Page 10

Clipped from Naugatuck Daily News05 Aug 1967, SatPage 1

Naugatuck Daily News (Naugatuck, Connecticut)05 Aug 1967, SatPage 1
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  • 1967 view of information privacy — Listing age and schooling on a computer? If only they could see LinkedIn, Facebook, et. al. today.

    Brian – 15 Nov 2012

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