AKC Invades Your Privacy
The American Kennel Club is getting to know you... Was this the beginning of data mining, harvesting and selling private information?
October 2006 | TheDogPress Club News
Jodi Eckardt, Luvsong Maltese & Yorkies
Getting to know you ... And putting you in a databank.
The AKC does not appear to have sent this questionnaire to everyone with AKC registered dogs, but rather a chosen few. Most likely their way of testing the waters. They have also attached a tracking number. Hmmmm
I think this latest intrusion should sink them to the bottom of the ocean. Read on, but you may want to have a barf bag handy. This is the flattering and seemingly innocuous form:
"Dog Ownership: Which of the following best describes you:
Now this one is over the top! How dare they inquire about our income!!!
"INCOME: less than $30,000
$150,000 or more
CAN YOU BELIEVE THEY ARE ASKING ABOUT YOUR INVESTMENTS??? JUST
WHO THE H _ _ _ DO THEY THINK THEY ARE!!
"What is the approximate total value of all of your investable assets---that is your assets that you have available for investing, not including the asset value of your property, retirement accounts, or other restricted assets?"
$50,000 to less than $100,000
$100,000 to less than $250,000
$250,000 to less than $500,000
$500,000 to less than $1 Million
$1 Million or more
Are you getting a warm and fuzzy feeling about your AKC? This is a dog registry, not the IRS! By 2013, we're getting it and readers object to AKC Peddling Privacy
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