Data privacy protection laws are GOOD. But people also LOVE their apps and websites. So what’s the answer? It’s called Public Data. Data that has ALREADY been published by trusted public data sources, like federal, state and local government agencies.
The Open People Search API was built on a transparency-first foundation where every single record is traceable back to its original public data source. This means 100% verifiable public data and ZERO mystery meat.
So, why DOES this matter so much? Because most data privacy laws make an exception for public data. For example, the most talked about privacy law in a generation, California’s CCPA, does NOT include data that is “lawfully made available from federal, state, or local government records.”