“Now we know that for sure”.
June 27th, 2006

This news article says “almost every piece of personal information that Americans try to keep secret,including bank account statements,email messages and telephone records,is semi-public and available for sale.That was the lesson Congress learned over the last week during a series of hearings aimed at exposing peddlers of personal data,from whom banks,car dealers,jealous lovers and even some law enforcement officers have covertly purchased information to use as they wished.US House Energy and Commerce Committee members also hoped the hearings would free up two measures outlawing the practice that were mysteriously pulled from the House floor last month,apparently due to concerns in the US intelligence community. “We had the impression that there were no secrets any more.Now we know that for sure,”chairman of the panel’s oversight subcommittee Ed Whitfield said”.

Data market angers Washington

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