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Data watchdog fines Brit council £120k for identifying 943 owners of vacant property

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Re: I apologize for being ignorant in this...

The information is available for request if you have a good reason, just like the registration plate example. It probably also costs per address/registration to get this data. This means that people with the intent to cast a net for fraud of various flavour would have to pay up front.

The data getting out for free lowers the barrier of entry for the ne'er do well.

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