In another instance of phone numbers on the internet...

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Just Think

Think about the wild times when our IRS files are put up for sale and end up on the web. Could be interesting reading.

PeacechickMary's picture
Posted by PeacechickMary (not verified) on 24 March 2006 - 6:29pm
small correction

I agree completely with your concerns about the private information of private citizens being made available online without proper permissions. However I would like to point out that in the specific case of Bill Napoli all the contact information released in the cartoon, and more, has been publicly posted by the State of South Dakota on the legislator contact page, available through the following URL, http://legis.state.sd.us/

I assume that Senator Napoli was not only aware of this publication but agreed to it before hand. Here's the link to his contact information as released by the South Dakota Legislature. A quick examination of the website will reveal it contains contact information on all of the South Dakota Legislators.

I think in this specific case the cartoonist wasn't out of bounds, due to the state's prior release of the information.

bayprairie's picture
Posted by bayprairie on 25 March 2006 - 3:24am