Re: SABRE to sell *individual* transaction data!!?!?

Geege (
Sun, 12 Jul 1998 21:40:59 EDT

Think of burglars with the Sabre information
breaking into your home while you're away . . .


In a message dated 98-07-09 21:01:03 EDT, you write:

<< [I can see it happening, given the US law's preference for patchwork
(video rentals are protected, but medical records are not...) --RK]

From: Joe Harkins <joe@TRAVELTHE.NET>


I suggest anyone who ever pooh-poohed the threat of Big Brother to read
PCWEEK Magazine July 6, 1998 - page 10 or entire text online at:

Sabre intends selling *individual* travel plans, from their computers, to
third parties. The article desccribes the data as "a treasure trove."

"Sabre could find for example who is flying to a specific city in the next
three weeks."

and then quotes Sabre CEO, "Think about how much companies would pay for
(the names of) people who have reservations to go to specific places at
specific dates and times."