Author Archives: Jason Wiseman

Contact Tracing – What Martin Data is Doing to Help

Contact Trace Search Screen

In our previous articles, we spoke to a lead contact tracer named Steven who worked for the health department of a major Midwest city. Our questions mostly concerned what his job looks like on a day-to-day and what kinds of tools he uses to do his work. To continue our Contact Tracing series of articles, […]

What is Contact Tracing? And How is it done?

Contact Tracing

Last time we talked about what contact tracing is and why it’s so important. We interviewed Steven, a lead contact tracer for a large mid-west city’s health department, and he walked us through what his day typically looks like. This time we’ll continue our interview with Steven and explore some of the tools and methods […]

What is Contact Tracing? And why is it so important?

Contact Tracing

An interview with a COVID-19 contact tracer Contact Tracing is the process of finding and contacting individuals who may have been exposed to an infectious disease. Sometimes it’s a result of them having been at a location or event that had infected people and sometimes it’s a result of them having come in direct contact […]

GDPR: A Year In Review: Part 2

Closeup of padlocks laid out on document containing GDPR legislative text.

In our previous article, we spoke about some of the copy-cat laws that have popped up within the United States in response to the GDPR – things like California’s CCPA and New York’s SHIELD law. In this article, we wanted to focus on the ever changing landscape of regulations within the US. Pitfalls of individual […]

GDPR: A Year in Review: Part 1

Closeup of padlocks laid out on document containing GDPR legislative text.

It’s been one year since the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was implemented. We wanted to see what other regulations have passed since then as a result. What seedlings have sprouted?

Understanding DPPA

DPPA Data

What is the DPPA? DPPA stands for “Driver’s Privacy Protection Act” and it prevents people from using DMV data for non-approved purposes. Permitted purposes include vehicle recalls, government use, use by insurance companies, vehicle towing, toll roads, and more. To read the full list of permitted purposes, see this wikipedia article.

How do I best find the person I’m looking for?

And other frequently asked questions – an interview with our CTO AJ Holloway (Linkedin) has been working with USInfoSearch.com for nearly 10 years and has been heading up the IT department with his team of developers the entire time. Nobody knows our web product better than he does, so we decided to borrow some of […]

What could the CCPA mean for us?

Consumer data is set for change

The consumer blowback after the major privacy scandals in the last few years bore fruit in 2018 with the passing of GDPR 2016 (General Data Protection Regulation) in the EU (implemented this year). Now the US sees new major controls on data privacy with the passing of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into […]

Who is the head of household?

How we define head of household

And why? Once the household is defined, it makes sense to select one member as a ‘head of household.’  Ideally, the person selected will be the primary decision-maker in the home, so, how does a data provider decide who is the most likely household member to be the primary decision-maker?

What is a ‘household’?

How is 'household' defined?

Beginning in 1980, the US Census Bureau discontinued the use of the term ‘head of family/household’ and replaced these with ‘householder’ and ‘family householder’, as well as no longer by default classifying the husband in a married couple as the ‘reference person’ in its survey. These logical legal implementations make sense in our society which […]

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