The privacy advocates are displeased with the reformatted people search engine, ZoomInfo, which culls Internet pages by individual names that are associated with a company, bringing them together in one document. The document includes posted resumes and periodical articles. If the subject of the search wants to make a change (a “correction”) they first verify their identity with a credit card. Preston Gralla, co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Internet Privacy and Security had this anti-technology observation.
“Just the act of collecting all this information, you could consider it an invasion of privacy.”
Ah, excuse me, but this is material that is already available on the Internet. But there’s no pleasing the privacy extremists. On one hand they want people to be able to “correct” their own data housed in the commercial databases but, apparently, not the data on the Internet. Read this detailed article.