The largest amount of recorded personal information is in the form of government records

The largest amount of recorded personal information is in the form of government records

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The largest amount of recorded personal information is in the form of government records. From birth to death the government keeps track of all the major events in our lives. Records are kept for driver’s licenses, marriage licenses, property ownership, criminal activities, tax information, voter registration, and much more. Some of this information is confidential but most of it is stored in the form of public records. There are few, if any, restrictions on the release of this information. To demonstrate the scope of this personal information look at what a typical Department of Motor Vehicles records about each individual. Their records contain: your name birth datehome and mailing addresses physical description
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Unformatted text preview: • license number • Social Security number (for more see Social Security Numbers) • failures to appear in court • failures to pay traffic fines • license status (valid, revoked, suspended, expired) • major traffic convictions for the past seven years • minor traffic convictions for the past three years • the name of the person who owns the vehicle • residential and mailing addresses of the registered owner vehicle year, make and body style • year the vehicle was bought by the current owner and previous owners' names and addresses going back three years • license plate number; vehicle identification number • name of the lienholder if the loan for the vehicle has not yet been paid in full...
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