This lady found Social Security Numbers on a state website. She’s threatened to publicly release detailed instructions on how to find them like she did and to expose the SSNs of several important people in the state if they don’t fix the problem.
A spokesman for the office responsible said:
The bulk of the “hundreds of thousands” of documents on the Web site are business filings, and only 5 percent or so are believed to include Social Security numbers
Why can’t states realize that putting records online makes them available to the world instead of just local people? There’s public information and global public information.
That aside, this lady is my hero and I hope she does post the data. I’ve often wondered how long it would take to solve some of our privacy woes if a few dozen members of congress had all their personal data posted on a website.