Confidential Information Sources, Public and Private

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Gulf Professional Publishing, 1991 - Business & Economics - 386 pages
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This edition includes the effects of massive computerization on the collection, storage, and reporting of personal data. For investigations and back-ground checks of any type, this outstanding volume tells how to hire reliable employees, sell to solvent customers, and purchase from reliable vendors. Carroll also examines troubling issues of ethics, accuracy, and privacy in our age of electronic information transfer.

  • Discusses the way the nation collects, stores, and uses personal information
  • Addresses the ethical questions about how personal data should be used
  • Highlights the changes in information collection brought about by computers
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
An Overview
33
Investigatory CreditReporting Agencies
57
Law Enforcement Information Systems
99
InFile Reporting Agencies
151
CreditCard Security
185
Motor Vehicle and Other Government Records
209
Medical Records
235
Personnel Investigations
281
The Issue of Privacy
321
Individual Questions and Their Occurrence
341
Dun Bradstreet Commercial
349
Headings Used in the ICPO General Special
359
Standard Industrial Classifications
365
Bibliography
371
Index
377

Student Records
253

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John Millar Carroll
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About the author (1991)

John M. Carroll is Professor of Computer Science, Education, and Psychology, and Director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction, at Virginia Tech. He has written more than 250 technical papers, more than 25 conference plenary addresses, and 12 books. He serves on 10 editorial boards for journals and handbooks, has won the Rigo Career Achievement Award from ACM, received the Silver Core Award from IFIP, and is a member of the CHI Academy.

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