Rell Seeks to Safeguard Citizenry’s Private Information from Online Search Sites

Complaints about online directory assistance sites that reveal extensive personal data have prompted Governor M Jodi Rell to start developing a legislative package to help. In a news release, Rell said Monday that she’s received complaints about online search engines that list not only names, addresses, and telephone numbers but also people’s ages, places of work, and other personal information. Rell said she plans to propose restrictions that would likely be in the form of an opt-out registry that’s an electronic version of the state and federal Do Not Call list, which blocks telemarketing calls to citizens whose phone numbers are on the list

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