Much data, such as birth certificates, is public but should not be readily available to everyone. Before computerization such records were protected by the difficulty in accessing them. Now databases are created so that corporations can mail advertising to all blue eyed Hispanics born on a Wednesday. I think it is a good idea to make most government records public but there should be some control and limitation ...more »
As more and more information is provided and stored online, government sites should both prevent the unintended disclosure of and unnecessary
gathering of customers' personally identifiable information for those who access government data and websites on the internet.