Social Security Numbers: Transfers and Sales of Public Records That May Contain Social Security Numbers (GAO-08-1004SP, September 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-1009

Recipients or Users of Public Records

19.
Does your office request and verify the identity of bulk transfer recipients or subscription service or web site users?
(Check one for each row.)
    Request and verify Request but not verify Do not request No response
19a.
Bulk transfer recipients
19b.
Subscription service users
19c.
Web site users
   

 
19d. If you verify identity, what steps do you take when you verify?

20.
To the best of your knowledge, is there a state or local law that requires or prohibits your office from obtaining the identity of recipients of bulk transfers or remote users?
(Check one for each row.)
    Law requires it Law prohibits it No law requires or prohibits Do not know No response
20a.
Bulk transfer recipients
20b.
Subscription service users
20c.
Web site users
   

21.
To the best of your knowledge, what types of entities have obtained records from your office either in bulk or remotely through a subscription service or web site since January 1, 2007?
(Check one for each row.)
    Both in bulk and remote access In bulk only Remote access only Neither Do not know No response
21a.
Title insurance companies
21b.
Title plants (i.e., privately owned, indexed data bases of property records)
21c.
Credit reporting agencies
21d.
Data resellers (i.e., companies that compile and resell data from multiple sources)
21e.
Law firms
21f.
Private investigators
   

    Both in bulk and remote access In bulk only Remote access only Neither Do not know No response
21g.
Marketing firms
21h.
Newspapers
21i.
Insurance companies
21j.
Banks
21k.
Mortgage companies
21l.
Private citizens
21m.
Other government agencies
21n.
Any entity that is based in another country
   

 
21o. What other types of entities, if any, have obtained records from your office in bulk or through a subscription service or web site?

22.
Since January 1, 2007, have any entities obtained records from your office either in bulk or remotely through a subscription service or web site when you have not known the affiliation of that entity (e.g., private citizen, title insurance company, etc.)?
(Check one for each row.)
    Yes No Do not know No response
22a.
In bulk
22b.
Through subscription service
22c.
Through web site
   


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