I’m making a collection of model aggregators; i.e. firms that collect information about a group of people from many parties and then turn around and reveal that to another group.
The New York State driver’s license system is interesting. The regulations that govern the revealing of driver’s license information are found in a law: DPPA or Driver Privacy Protection Act. “Permissible use” enumerates who’s allowed to get the data. Boy! They permit revealing to a lot of parties.
I was particularly struck by LENS; or License Event Notification System. It appears that you can get a speeding ticket on the way to work and before you get into the office your boss’s Human Resources department can know about it. And people complain about inefficient government!
Here some other examples:
- The social security death index
- The North Carolina Medical professionals registry
- Board Certified Medical proffesionals
- Experian – Credit Reporting
- HIPPA’s – Unique Health Identifier for Individuals
- Medical Information Bureau
- Export regulation’s denied person’s list
- SMS Alibi Clubs
I’d love to know about other examples!
Making a collection of members of this species is helps in discovering a list of what attributes they tend to have. Here’s a very short list, as an example.
- Event notification.
- Permissible use.
- Dispute resolution.
- Foo Privacy Protection Act (i.e. DPPA, HIPPA, …)
A future so bright there is no place to hide!