Katrina whips up data storm

Friday, 5 May 2006, 10:03 AM EST

Of all the unexpected consequences of Hurricane Katrina, few people expected the storm to whip up debate about the uses and abuses of personal information.

In the storm's wake, people looking for family members or refugees turned to a disparate collection of databases, many ad hoc and several large official ones. On the Red Cross site, you could search for information using a person's name or previous phone number: information that the Red Cross took in when it registered people at its shelters.

At Wired.

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