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Regarding “A misguided attempt to protect public employees’ identities,” I disagree.

As the editorial states, “Identity thieves already know to go to publicly available state voter files and court records or pay a commercial operation that sells personal data, including phone numbers, birth dates and addresses. Or they can glean information from Facebook.”

Members of the press should be able to gather that information just as easily. Let’s treat public employees and their family members fairly and with dignity by protecting them from financial fraud and personal risk.

Toby Baden, Shoreline