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Are property addresses considered PII for a website that provides publicly accessible data on it?

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Hey all,

 

I've got a question about a website that provides publicly available property information. I've seen it dynamically generate a URL based on my search query. If this data is captured, is this a breach of Google's TOS?

 

Similarly, since it's a search carried out on the website's internal search, I'm assuming that it's possible to capture the search terms and property addresses that have been entered. Is this also considered a breach of the TOS when it comes to PII?

 

Thanks.

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Are property addresses considered PII for a website that provides publicly accessible data on it?

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What kind of information are we talking about and can you provide an example URL?

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Are property addresses considered PII for a website that provides publicly accessible data on it?

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Hey Julian, thanks for replying.

 

This is the website in question. It's a government site.

 

http://www.hamilton.govt.nz/our-services/property-and-rates/propertydatabase/Pages/default.aspx?sear...

 

The information is basically things like how much the owner has to pay to the local council in rates etc.