Counties work to hide personal data
On Oct. 10, Florida's Orange County Comptroller's office completed an 18-month project designed to remove personally identifiable information from images of official records posted on its Web site.
The $750,000 effort began in April 2005 and involved the review of over 30 million pages in more than 12 million public records for items such as Social Security numbers (SSNs), bank account information and credit card numbers. In the end a total of 777,635 pages - 2.6% of the total reviewed were found to have personal data and were redacted.
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