Comments about ‘Utah lawmakers want to change the way your voter information is sold’

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Published: Saturday, Jan. 11 2014 8:41 a.m. MST

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My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

Does this legislature really believe that politicians and special interest groups and government aren't abusing this information? They can't really be that naive to think they can trust anyone with this information not to use it for leverage, legal, and criminal use?

This is private information under the federal privacy act of 1974 and government has no right or authority to sell or distribute and personal infromation including names at all, especially to politicians and special interest and law enforcement departments. If government is selling they are breaching the law and this other free source distributed freely proves that government cannot be trusted to maintain or keep such a record of individuals for any reason.

The legislators should be looking at blocking any and all sales of private and personal information about any person as a violation of the individual privacy act of 1974 a felony crime.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

If they DON'T change it so that my information isn't available to every goofy mailing list - that will end me EVER voting again.

I had no idea this was going on or I wouldn't have been voting!!

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Gosh, why didn't those who manage government on the State level see this issue before it happened? I have less and less trust in the way things are going for the ordinary person. But to sell voter information just seems wrong.

Independent Thinker
West Jordan, UT

Thanks to legislators who want to change this law. I hope the proposals are much stronger than this story reports. NONE of our information should be available to anyone for any personal advantage. The state has a history of disclosing large amounts of personal information, including medical records, accessed by those who have no legitimate reason to such access. That the state purposefully sells such information is an affront to, and an assault on our privacy and security.

Somebody Smart
Talkeetna, AK

The article fails to mention that you can send in a request to have your name removed from that website.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Somebody smart, how? I'm sure a lot of us would appreciate some pointers on how to do that. I, for one, would thank you profusely for some details.

We really have far more to worry about our security from data miners in retail business, banking, and other "private" operations that we do from the NSA.

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