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DATA PROTECTION, COMPUTERS, AND CHANGING

INFORMATION PRACTICES

HEARING

BEFORE THE

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION, JUSTICE,
AND AGRICULTURE SUBCOMMITTEE

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED FIRST CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

MAY 16, 1990

Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations

UNIVERSITY

STANFORD

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For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office

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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan, Chairman CARDISS COLLINS, Illinois

FRANK HORTON, New York GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma

WILLIAM F. CLINGER, JR., Pennsylvania HENRY A. WAXMAN, California

AL MCCANDLESS, California TED WEISS, New York

HOWARD C. NIELSON, Utah MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

RICHARD K. ARMEY, Texas STEPHEN L. NEAL, North Carolina

DONALD E. “BUZ” LUKENS, Ohio DOUG BARNARD, JR., Georgia

J. DENNIS HASTERT, Illinois BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts

JON L. KYL, Arizona TOM LANTOS, California

CHRISTOPHER SHAYS, Connecticut ROBERT E. WISE, JR., West Virginia

PETER SMITH, Vermont BARBARA BOXER, California

STEVEN SCHIFF, New Mexico MAJOR R. OWENS, New York

CHUCK DOUGLAS, New Hampshire EDOLPHUS TOWNS, New York

C. CHRISTOPHER COX, California
JOHN M. SPRATT, JR., South Carolina CRAIG THOMAS, Wyoming
BEN ERDREICH, Alabama

ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, Florida
GERALD D. KLECZKA, Wisconsin
ALBERT G. BUSTAMANTE, Texas
MATTHEW G. MARTINEZ, California
NANCY PELOSI, California
DONALD M. PAYNE, New Jersey
JIM BATES, California
GARY A. CONDIT, California
DENNIS E. ECKART, Ohio

JULIAN EPSTEIN, Staff Director
DONALD W. UPSON, Minority Staff Director

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION, JUSTICE, AND AGRICULTURE SUBCOMMITTEE

ROBERT E. WISE, JR., West Virginia, Chairman GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma

AL MCCANDLESS, California
EDOLPHUS TOWNS, New York

STEVEN SCHIFF, New Mexico
JOHN M. SPRAIT, JR., South Carolina ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, Florida
BARBARA BOXER, California
GARY A. CONDIT, California

Ex OFFICIO

JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

FRANK HORTON, New York
LEE GODOWN, Staff Director
ROBERT GELLMAN, Chief Counsel

AURORA OGG, Clerk
MONTY TRIPP, Minority Professional Staff

CONTENTS

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Hearing held on May 16, 1990.......

1

Statement of:

Barton, Richard A., senior vice president, government affairs, Direct

Marketing Association......

44

Czernik, David, executive director, Louisiana Consumers League Privacy

Rights and Workers Protection Project.

139

Flaherty, David H., professor of history and law, University of Western

Ontario, author of "Protecting Privacy in Surveillance Societies”.

6

Noam, Eli M., commissioner, New York State Public Service Commission. 127

Rotenberg, Marc, director, Washington office, Computer Professionals for

Social Responsibility, accompanied by Mary J. Čulnan, school of busi-

ness administration, Georgetown University.

105

Saltzgaber, Jerry, chief executive officer, Citicorp Point-of-Sale Informa-
tion Services

84
Wise, Hon. Robert E., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the State of

West Virginia, and chairman, Government Information, Justice, and
Agriculture Subcommittee: Opening statement.

1
Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by:

Barton, Richard A., senior vice president, government affairs, Direct
Marketing Association: Prepared statement..

48-73
Czernik, David, executive director, Louisiana Consumers League Privacy
Rights and Workers Protection Project: Prepared statement.

142-160
Flaherty, David H., professor of history and law, University of Western

Ontario, author of Protecting Privacy in Surveillance Societies: Pre-
pared statement.

13-43

Noam, Eli M., commissioner, New York State Public Service Commission:

Prepared statement.

130-138

Rotenberg, Marc, director, Washington office, Computer Professionals for

Social Responsibility: Prepared statement.

109-116

Saltzgaber, Jerry, chief executive officer, Citicorp Point-of-Sale Informa-

tion Services:

Form for application for Homeland's Reward America Program ...... 119-120

Prepared statement..

91-104

Wise, Hon. Robert E., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the State of

West Virginia, and chairman, Government Information, Justice, and
Agriculture Subcommittee: Opening statement.

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