|Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2000
To Whom It May Concern;
I am a small business owner in Sacramento Calif. I am writing to inform you that I am opposed to any further limitations placed on my ability to access social security, credit, motor vehicle license status or any other personal information...that I may require from time to time in the course of my business dealings.
Though I recognize that there may be those citizens out there who misuse their ability to acquire this information, there are also those of us law abiding citizens who have legitimate purposes and use of this type of information, in the employment, licensing, background checking, credit history, of employees or clientel, with whom we conduct business. It was my impressions that the clear intent of Congress was to provide an opportunity for customers of financial institutions to "opt-out" of sharing their personal information with non-affiliates of the institutions. The statute provides protection for financial information-NOT MERE NAMES AND ADDRESSES!
Please do not support actions which may further limit my access to essential and often law mandated information (background checks, licensing status, financial soluability etc.). I respectfully request that you protect my access to what has always been determined to be "Public" information.