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Monday, March 26, 2007

From Right 2 Left: Does privacy matter?

Excerpted from this post at From Right 2 Left
... The publication this weekend in the P-C of the names and addresses of people with permits to carry weapons was a gross violation of their right to privacy. Many people seek a permit to carry weapons because they have reason to fear for their safety. Anyone who is interested in targeting one of these people received a great boost from the P-C. Moreover, we are all protected when the identities of permit holders is kept private. ... Each of us not on that list is a easier mark because of its publication. Of course, there is also the problem that the list can serve as a scarlet letter. Employers might ask these people questions that they have no right asking. Neighbors might become unreasonably suspicious.

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