Anti-Pension Group Opens the Door to ID Fraud

That’s a harsh headline.  But it applies to any group that publishes info on the web – because it is technically legal  to obtain and publish it  – that identifies incomes of individuals.  And the same harsh headline applies to govt. salary data, not just pensions.  It applies whether there is a political objective, as in the pension case, or just a way to get eyeballs to a commercial website.  While there may be a case for such disclosures for top executives and elected officials, wholesale publication deserves harsh headlines.  For details on the latest such development, see:

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/04/6125543/government-reform-group-launches.html

And, yes, UC is part of the database at http://transparentcalifornia.com/.  The only good thing to say is that the database search engine doesn’t work well.