Friday, July 01, 2016

Oregon Privacy Petition Needs a Few Thousand More Signatures within a Week

The Oregon Privacy Petition seeks to stop easy access by third parties to Oregon voters' private information such as birth date, phone number, email address, and ballot status information.
Oregon ranks as the third worst state in the nation for identity theft. That’s because the state gives out your private information to anyone who asks!
Imagine, then, how easy it is for thieves to find your social security number.
Your private information is found in the state voter file. Your birthday is on record to prove you’re a citizen. Your phone number and email address are on file so they can contact you. But you’ve never given them permission to disclose that private information to telemarketers and strangers.
Stop the open vault of personal data secrets for identity thieves, spammers and telemarketers!
The Protect Our Private Information petition removes your date of birth, phone number and email from public view unless you give permission.
Here's the text of the measure.

You can print out an individual copy of the petition, sign it, and mail it in to be included in the petition process.


MAX Redline said...

Yep, I mailed in mt petition a while back; also the petition to stop the legislature from inserting fake "emergency" clauses into every darned bill they pass - which denies us the right to overrule them by initiative.

T. D. said...

Good point on the emergency clauses petition. I think I remember reading one of your posts on it. Funny how they stand for more voter participation but also try to block it at every turn.