[LMB] LISTBIZ: GDPR and Birthdays

Luke Bretscher rocketman0739 at gmail.com
Fri May 25 21:39:32 BST 2018


If you or some servers know my birth year I don't mind.

On Fri, May 25, 2018, 3:32 PM A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:

> On May 25, 2018, at 11:29 AM, Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:
> >
> > I am the oldest person on the current list and I have no problem with my
> data
> > being out there.
>
> It seems we elder listees seem to be okay with the year being present in
> the birthday list. It’s not of major usefulness for ID theft.
>
> Lists based on either of two major list-hosting firms, Google and Yahoo,
> have the security disadvantage of the hosts being well-known, whereas the
> servers used for this list are relatively obscure. Correct me if I’m wrong.
>
> Many financial institutions we use are still asking for our mother’s
> maiden name (if I can’t avoid that question, I lie), a matter of public
> record, yet attached to other pieces of information which facilitates
> identity theft, and they should know better. THEY should do better, if they
> are as concerned as they claim to be about security and ID theft. I don’t
> notice any national regs anywhere making matters of public record forbidden
> in security questions. Too bad, but that’s not to be solved here.
>
> A. Marina Fournier
> Valley of Heart’s Delight, CA
> saffronrose at me.com
> sent from iFionnghuala
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