"Ever wonder whether Members of Congress are sensitive to the dangers of disclosing individuals' Social Security numbers? Check out Page S2546 of the Congressional Record (March 20, 1996). On that page begins a list of more than 600 persons nominated for military promotions, along with their Social Security numbers, for anyone to use and abuse."

Privacy Journal, December 1996. Privacy Journal is a monthly newsletter featuring often ahead-of-the-curve reporting on privacy issues ranging from use of Social Security numbers to computer encryption to credit reports, including updates on the latest privacy action in Congress and the courts. Privacy Journal, P.O. Box 28577, Providence RI 02908. A year's subscription is $118.

"The Environmental Protection Agency claims that implementation of proposed revisions to its guidelines for conducting cancer risk assessments would result in risk estimates based on the best available scientific knowledge and encourage development of new, relevant science. In fact, the proposed guidelines represent a setback for public health, science, and the EPA cancer risk assessment process."

—Find out why in "EPA's Cancer Risk Guidelines: Guidance to Nowhere," by Michael Gough and Steven Milloy, Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 263, available on the Web or from the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 842-0200.