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posted by CharlesB in Money / Career

Who would post their salary on Facebook or in a tweet?

January 30, 2013

"A secret CIA" says Robert Mather, of Pre-Employ.com. Doesn't UGA work with Choicepoint? At first UGA gave information to Choicepoint (from students and workers) and now UGA's human resources buys information from Choicepoint, I do believe.

EXCLUSIVE: Your employer may share your salary, and Equifax might sell that data
http://redtape.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/30/16762661-exclusive-your-empl...

"But salary information is also for sale by Equifax through The Work Number. Its database is so detailed that it contains week-by-week paystub information dating back years for many individuals, as well as other kinds of human resources-related information, such as health care provider, whether someone has dental insurance and if they’ve ever filed an unemployment claim."

"Consumers who want to see what information The Work Number has on their employment history can visit this page on the TheWorkNumber.com. While reports are available online, consumers may have to fill out a form and mail it to The Work Number in some cases."

"Its database is so detailed that it contains week-by-week paystub information dating back years for many individuals, as well as other kinds of human resources-related information, such as health care provider, whether someone has dental insurance and if they’ve ever filed an unemployment claim...schools also work with The Work Number. Many of them let Equifax tap directly into their data."--Bob Sullivan
30 January 2013

http://www.theworknumber.com/Employees/DataReport/

http://www.theworknumber.com/Employees/DataReport/report_request.pdf

Rather than quote a few paragraphs, and then a few more, I urge y'all to read the full account.

How to Be Invisible, Third Edition: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life
http://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Invisible-Third-Children/dp/1250010454/ref=...

From a commenter at amazon.com:
"Many people will assume that only criminals on the run have any need for privacy.......but good and innocent people go to jail or have their lives examined publicly because of a mistake by law enforcement, vengeful people who know how to work the system etc. Think about it; if a tabloid journalist walked into your house what would he see? Liquor? Pornography? Even a Bible? IF, God forbid, something like that happens to you, what you need most is TIME. Time to think. Time to get certain items out of the house. Time to contact your attorney. "

Electronic Frontier Foundation
https://www.eff.org/issues/privacy

The only remedy? Quit your job and work for yourself.

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