Selling information

It's your call

August 22, 1991

Nearly 90 percent of callers to SUNDIAL say it is a violation of privacy for state agencies to reveal information about citizens to private marketers. Out of 587 callers, 528 (89.9 percent) objected to the practice, and 59 (9 percent) said it does not violate %J privacy.

Callers were more evenly divided over the practice of charging fees for citizen lists. Out of 563 callers, 304, nearly 54 percent, said the state should charge for such information, and 259 callers, 46 percent, disagreed.

"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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