|Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility|
Chris Hibbert of CPSR
- Affecting Real-World Politics electronically
- Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
- Direct Marketing Association
- Telephone Preference Service
- Mail Preference Service
- credit bureaus
- Trans Union
- Address List Resellers
- R. L. Polk & Company
- Donnelley Marketing Inc.
- Metromail Corp.
- Database America
- Dunn & Bradstreet
- Medical Information Bureau
- National Demographics and Lifestyles Company
- Periodicals on Privacy
- EPIC's list of privacy resources
- Stop Junk Mail Association
- Who Do Insurance Companies Call?
- Jim Warren's broadsides on real-world politics and how the electronically aware citizenry can participate and effect change.
- The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse - has a gopher with many privacy related files. They cover legislation in California and at the Federal level, they have a series of white papers and press releases on line, and they have a set of FAQs that cover a wide variety of privacy-related topics.
You can ``opt-out'' of direct marketing and telemarketing by having your name added to the databases maintained by the Direct Marketing Association. Write to:
Telephone Preference Service Mail Preference Service Direct Marketing Association Box 9008 Farmingdale, NY 11735 (their unlisted number is (212)768-7277)
Two of the major credit bureaus still sell lists based on their databases. You can contact them at:
Trans Union 555 W. Adams St. 8th Floor Chicago, IL 60661 TRW Target Marketing Services Division Mail Preference Service 901 N. International Parkway Suite 191 Richardson TX 75081
Some big address list resellers are:
R. L. Polk & Company Donnelley Marketing Inc. List Compilation and Development Data Base operations 6400 Monroe Boulevard 1235 N Avenue Taylor, MI 48180-1814 Nevada, IA 50201-1419; Metromail Corp. Database America List Maintenance Compilation Department 901 W. Bond 100 Paragon Drive Lincoln, NB 68521; Montvale, NJ 07645-0419 Dunn & Bradstreet Customer Service 899 Eaton Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18025
The MIB compiles medical records from insurance companies and doctors
Medical Information Bureau P.O. Box 105 Essex Station Boston, MA 02112 617-426-3660The MIB will tell you if they have a file on you, but in some cases they will send its contents only to your physician or dentist. Therefore, be sure to include that person's name and address.
This is the organization that collects mail-in warranty and product registration cards and sells the lists compiled from them.
National Demographics and Lifestyles Company List Order Department 1621 18th St. Suite 300 Denver, CO 80202
This company compiles records from banks on people who bounce checks a lot. They are covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, so if a bank refuses to open an account based on ChexSystems' data, you have some legal recouse.
ChexSystems Consumer Relations 1550 E. 79th Street Suite 700 Minneapolis, MN 55425
Privacy Journal (Monthly) P.O Box 28577 Providence, Rhode Island 02908 (401)274-7861 North America: $98/year Overseas: $125/year Paid in advance: $35/year
Privacy Times (Bi-Weekly) email@example.com 202-829-3660. Price: $225/year
Forfeiture Endangers American Rights P.O. Box 5424 Somerset NJ 08875 (908)873-1251
The Electronic Privacy Information Center has a host of information on-line concerning privacy in the real world and in cyberspace.
- Exhaustive Privacy Archives
- Guide to Privacy Resources
- Information on Encryption and Anonymous Remailers
I don't know anything about these people except their name
Stop Junk Mail Association 3020 Bridgeway #150 Sausalito, CA 94965 (800)827-5549
Message-Id: <9405242242.AA198949@ep130.wg2.waii.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Who Do Insurance Companies Call? Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 17:42:53 CDT From: Allen Tyson
Equifax Services provides a Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (C.L.U.E.) which apparently is similar to a personal credit history but for insurance claim histories. You can get a copy of your report by calling or writing: C.L.U.E. National Consumer Services Center Equifax Service, Inc. P.O. Box 105108 Atlanta, GA 30348-5108 1-800-456-6004, M-F 8am to 7pm Allen Tyson
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