Quote of the Day - The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number.
Not a big deal, except that the SSNs belonged to CIA Director George Tenet and United States Attorney General John Ashcroft. Even the government watchdogs aren't safe from privacy theft.
In response to these types of attacks on personal privacy, about a week ago, Governor Gray Davis signed a new privacy act into law, retroactively effective on July 1, 2003. If you want some government guidance on how to protect your privacy, California has an Office of Privacy Protection. Maybe Tenet and Ashcroft haven't checked that link out yet.