1994-09-09 - Re: Privacy regulations

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From: tcmay@netcom.com (Timothy C. May)
To: adam@bwh.harvard.edu (Adam Shostack)
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UTC Datetime: 1994-09-09 00:00:11 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 8 Sep 94 17:00:11 PDT

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From: tcmay@netcom.com (Timothy C. May)
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 94 17:00:11 PDT
To: adam@bwh.harvard.edu (Adam Shostack)
Subject: Re: Privacy regulations
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Adam Shostack writes:

> 	On a happy note, when I switched to MCI recently, they asked
> for my socialist security number, but the person had no problem at all
> not getting it.  Yes, it would be nice for them not to ask at all, but
> I didn't even have to raise my voice when declining to provide it.

Actually, they don't even need to ask for it anymore....it's attached
to so many _other_ things that pop up when they enter your name that
it's a moot point. In other words, the same dossiers that allow the
credit card companies to send you "preapproved credit cards" every few
days are the same dossiers that MCI, Sprint, AT&T, etc. are using to
sign you up.

--Tim May

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