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Opinion: Too Much or Not Enough?

PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.

August 27, 2012

Two opinion pieces look at different aspects of data collection. In a column for Forbes, David Williams suggests that when it comes to recording customer information, “there’s no such thing as too much” as long as companies respect laws and individual privacy. “The more unique to a customer and the deeper the information, the more critical it is that the use of the information we’ve gathered is also highly personal and extremely high-touch,” he writes. Meanwhile, an editorial in the North Platte Telegraph opposes the U.S. Census Bureau’s collection of private information in its American Community Survey.
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