Selling information

It's your call

August 21, 1991

Various state agencies, such as the Motor Vehicle Administration and the Department of Natural Resources, sell lists of information about citizens to marketers seeking information, such as who owns a boat or a particular kind of car. Some have challenged this practice. What do you think? Do you feel it is a violation of privacy to have licensing information made public? Do you think the state should charge for such information?

The call is local and must be made from a tone phone. The SUNDIAL number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL enter category 4600 and wait for instructions from the announcer. Call with your opinion between 10 a.m. and midnight. The results will be published in this section tomorrow.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.

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