[LINK] Crimenet Site
Mon, 5 Jun 2000 13:28:24 +1000 (EST)
I think you will find that it is the fact of publication that might
determine the contempt rather than the degree of the publication.
Besides which Crimenet have demonstrated that the organisation, collation
and indexing of this widely distributed data is not such a difficult task
as you try to make out.
LANNet Computing Associates <http://www.lannet.com.au>
On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> A point needs to be about accessibility on a massive scale. It
> is one thing for data on an ex-criminal or any person for that
> matter to be spread higgledy-piggledy over a wide variety of,
> yes, publicly available sources. The possibilities of collating,
> cross-referencing, using and even abusing such information is
> rare because of the degree of difficulty involved.
> But. Put all that publicly available data online and into
> a database (or several databases), and it is not a difficult
> exercise to collate and mine the data to come up with many
> inferences that would be considered a violation of privacy.