Saturday, October 15, 2005

Pizza joints selling addresses and phone numbers to skip tracers

Chris Hoofnagle runs his own personal blog on privacy and also updates the EPIC West blog regularly.

He has recently posted about an ad that he saw in a publication for private investigators in California. Merlin Data is advertising that it can find you an address for an unlisted number, using information collected by pizza restaurants. See: EPIC West: Electronic Privacy Information Center West Coast Office: Merlin Selling Personal Info From Pizza Delivery Database.

(You may recall Merlin being mentioned on this blog in connection with a Choice Point-type incident: The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Incident: Another data aggregator provides personal information to impostors.)

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