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March 11, 2004 8:55 AM Subscribe
Docusearch settles claim for 75K
with family whose daughter was killed
by a stalker
her personal information from them -- a killer whose intentions were described on a Googleable website. The NH Supreme Court
determined last year
, the company who sold Amy Boyer's
work address and SSN to her killer could be held liable
for her death, even though some of that information was publicly available. An "Amy Boyer's Law" intended to increase privacy by restricting the display, sale or use of SSNs received negative reviews
by privacy organizations and ultimately was removed
from an appropriations bill. In a statement, Amy's parents encourage others to use the Internet to keep track of who may be keeping track of their kids. "If only we had typed our daughter's name into any search engine, the Amy Boyer Web site that was posted by her killer would have come up, and we could have called the police...This may never have happened.
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