Data Valdez
 n.— «Information brokers and the public now find themselves in a highly publicized pickle, Homeland Security Dept. privacy chief Nuala O’Connor Kelly said, likening data spills to oil or chemical spills in their capacity to wreck lives. “We have not kept up with our need to act as stewards for data,” O’Connor said. Sweeping oversight such as came after the Exxon Valdez oil spill hasn’t come to pass for data, but we live in the age of the potential for a “Data Valdez,” Kelly said.» —“Govt. Inches Toward Standards for Protecting Consumer Privacy” by Andrew Noyes Warren’s Washington Internet Daily May 5, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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