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Each individual state presumably already has an authority with all this information. That they have it is a necessary evil I have already agreed to. Sharing it internationally makes their use of my information more effective, so I'm completely for it.

It's not that I don't mind when my information is used/shared/gathered but for some causes it's the lesser evil.

It's sharing of your information with a government over which you have zero power. A government which could in the future conceivably be an enemy.

I think the feeling towards this might be cultural too - my tax authority is also the census bureau. They know where I live and how much money I make and have, and that's reported directly from my bank and my employer so I don't have to report this (annual tax declaration is normally just signing that the numbers are correct). All this basically means I never considered any of this to be secret or sensitive - it's even public. There used to be a catalog published with people's income and worth! It's like my phone number!

My phone number certainly isn't public information!

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