Date: Fri, Mar 10, 2000 3:28
Dear Secretary, et al.
I am writing to express my concern with the proposed regulations to implement Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999. As a licensed process service investigator and small business person, I fear we would lose a valuable and very necessary source of locating witnesses, defendants, suspects, child support debtors, etc... if "non-public personal information" is defined to include simple names and addresses of customers of financial institutions.
Names and Addresses... that's all I get when I request credit header information. There is no financial info here.
What do I do with a Name and Address? I locate child support debtors, missing witnesses important to civil justice, defendants who are named in a court summons, etc. This is how we get these people into court to answer a judge. Why a credit header? Well...simple. It is up to date information as to Names and Addresses. That's it. No other industry provides up to date information so we can do our jobs. A Credit Bureau doesn't provide us with financial information. All I get is a current address so I can properly serve due process (court papers, notices, family support orders, etc.) on these defendants, witnesses and others.
The statute provides protection for financial information--not mere names and addresses.
Please don't hurt my business.
Scott A. Schlefstein, CCPS