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Author Topic: Iowa Land-Records Exposes Social Security Numbers  (Read 1422 times)

Ehtyar

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Iowa Land-Records Exposes Social Security Numbers
« on: September 08, 2008, 05:13:33 PM »
The website of Iowa Land Records has exposed the social security numbers of thousands of state residents, including the state governor, for almost four years.

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  In the latest example of a data privacy controversy that has become increasingly familiar nationwide, it came to light this week that a publicly accessible Web site maintained by the Iowa County Recorders Association (ICRA) has made land records containing the Social Security numbers of thousands of state residents — including Gov. Chet Culver — available online since January 2005.

The IowaLandRecords.org site has been largely inaccessible since Tuesday, when The Des Moines Register ran the first in a series of stories about the issue.

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