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Has The Internet Taken Away Your Privacy?

March 10th, 2008 by Andreas Xavier in Court records, Criminal records, Public records. Topics:

While there is no doubt that the internet has been instrumental in a whole number of positive advances in the world of public information records, has it gone too far in some areas? Is it possible for a potential fraudster to pick away at elements of your life, bring them together and make life really difficult for you?

The internet is used in so many different ways to bring information to the attention of the masses, including:-

Government Records

Criminal Records

Child Protection Issues

Court Cases

Many countries throughout the world will list the details of all of their court cases as a matter of course, believing that all of the information – the reasons for the case and the decision – are very much in the public domain. Unfortunately, there have been situations where sensitive information such as bank account numbers, social security numbers and the like have actually been published on the internet as part of the overall package of say a divorce case or something similar.

When you consider that many of these non-criminal court cases in question will actually require the written consent of all parties, there is also a very good chance that personal signatures may well be issued as part of the settlement documentation. These are some of the very concerns about privacy which were dismissed out of hand back in the early days of the internet, but for many people they have come back to haunt them.

Too many people seem to be a little too trusting of the internet and the uses surfers will make of the information available. There are ways and means to complain to the authorities although as yet they have not been able to find a responsible balance between security and full disclosure. Until the situation is resolved we all need to be on alert for possible cases of fraud, because while we never think it will happen to us, there is every chance that it could!

About the author
Andreas co-founded Xavier Media® in 1996 and has since been involved in all kinds of development, marketing and making money online.


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