|Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 11:55 AM
Subject: Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999
I am writing to express my concern with the proposed regulations to implement Title V of Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999. As a licensed private investigator, and a small business person, I fear I shall lose a valuable tool and necessary source of locating witnesses and suspects if "non-public personal information" is defined to include simple names and addresses of customers of financial institutions.
My work involves locating dead-beat parents, missing children, as well as suspects in criminal and civil investigations. Names, addresses and phone numbers are especially vital in these investigations; more so if the individual(s) involved are attempting to hide from the judicial process.
I urge you to define non-public personal information the way Congress intended; that is, to allow the public to "opt out" of sharing personal information; however, not classifying names, addresses and phone numbers as non-public personal information.
Kenneth P. Lord, III,