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The Public Record: Information Privacy and Access

The open public record system has been the mainstay of the U.S. democracy and economy since…
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The Privacy Paradox

The open flow of information is under attack in the United States as never before in…
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The Identity Theft Conundrum

The Identity Theft Conundrum  "Identity theft" presents an inherent conundrum: The very attributes of modern commerce…
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Consumer Benefits from Open Public Records

Open access to public records serves many valuable purposes in our democracy and provides many public…
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The Limits of Opt-in

Federal and state laws guarantee individuals the right to "opt-out" of certain uses of their personal…
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Important Uses of Social Security Numbers (SSNs)

Preventing and investigating terrorist activities – The use of commercial databases is an important tool in…
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Testimony of Fred H. Cate (1999)

Madam Chairwoman and members of the Subcommittee: My name is Fred Cate. I am a professor…
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Testimony of Fred H. Cate

My name is Fred Cate and I am a Distinguished Professor at the Indiana University School…
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Dissenting Statement of Donna Bergsgaard

It has been a privilege to serve as a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee…
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The Benefits of Commercial and Personal Access to Public Records

The Coalition for Sensible Public Records Access (CSPRA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the…
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Managing Excessive Public Records Requests

Managing Excessive Requests While Preserving Public Records Access The Coalition for Sensible Public Records Access (CSPRA)…
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Open Public Records: The Fountain of Truth

The Coalition for Sensible Public Records Access (CSPRA) is a non‐profit organization dedicated to promoting the…
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