[LMB] LISTBIZ: GDPR and Birthdays

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sun May 27 09:02:58 BST 2018

On Fri, 25 May 2018 13:31:59 -0700, "A. Marina Fournier"
<saffronrose at me.com> wrote:

>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.

"Security by obscurity" stopped being a usable idea decades back, with
even basic automation.  But birthdays are not by themselves particular
useful, and in many cases are out there on Facebook etc.  

I'd not worry.
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. 
 - J.K. Galbraith

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