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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 information. Under this longstanding standard of privacy protection, businesses that wish to collect and use personal information must clearly notify consumers and must provide them with an easy, no-cost way (such as an 800-number) of “opting out” of such…
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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 protecting Homeland Security and critical infrastructure and fighting the global war against terrorism. Information provided by a CSPRA member companies was instrumental in locating suspects wanted in connection with the September 11th terrorist attacks. The SSNs contained in databases…
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Background checks might be worth the price

By RICK BRUNDRETT Staff Writer Unlike Wal-Mart, many S.C. companies require background checks for their workers, employment lawyers say. Columbia employment lawyer Franklin Shuler Jr. suspects Wal-Mart doesn’t do extensive checking because its large size and high employee turnover would make it very expensive. But it is a risky policy for any company or nonprofit…
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Center for Missing Children Provided Link

By Patricia Davis and Josh White Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, July 2, 2002; Page B01 Cathy Nahirny was in a hurry to leave her Alexandria office for a doctor’s appointment, but law enforcement officials in South Carolina needed help. They were trying to learn more about a man who had just kidnapped and raped…
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