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AH! Nixie, I love that you were all over this - and thanks for sharing the response with us. When I registered I was taken aback on the data asks - I really don't remember having to give out quite so much info in the past. The gender and birth date was too far in my mind - then again, if it wasn't required that I have to input my address with my cc I wouldn't be in for that either. Privacy-wise there are a lot of alarm bells here.

Sigh. The things we compromise on in order to write...(though I'd rather those weren't my personal privacy/data)...
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Originally posted by PNWriter PNWriter wrote:

AH! Nixie, I love that you were all over this - and thanks for sharing the response with us. When I registered I was taken aback on the data asks - I really don't remember having to give out quite so much info in the past. The gender and birth date was too far in my mind - then again, if it wasn't required that I have to input my address with my cc I wouldn't be in for that either. Privacy-wise there are a lot of alarm bells here.

Sigh. The things we compromise on in order to write...(though I'd rather those weren't my personal privacy/data)...

It affects us all - of course I'm gonna share. :)

They tell me this was all required before - and yet, only one person has told me they remember giving their b-date, and nobody seems to remember begin required to give gender.

My first profession was as an intelligence analyst - taking random bits of info and putting them together to figure out what a foreign military was doing/going to do.  It made me very much aware of how one little seemingly-insignificant piece of data can tie a web together. 

Knowing that - I object entities storing my random bits of data, unless they need them to do the thing I actually agreed to.  Especially when the random bits they want facilitate ID Theft.

Haven't registered for FFC yet - kinda holding out to see if they will update.  I have  a reminder on my calendar for next week to e-mail prod again with a "have you updated that yet? I really wanna register before the prices go up..." message...
See you next FFC! Meantime, don't hesitate to stop by my web site to see what I'm up to!
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