Idea to protest IMDb's refusal to remove DOBs

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In response to a recent post from someone requesting that her DOB be removed for security (not age discrimination) reasons and IMDb refusing, I'm wondering: If anyone knows IMDb's Tax ID number, account numbers, etc. and posts them online where everyone can see them, how would IMDb like that? As they say, it's your First Amendment right to post any kind of factual and truthful information. (Don't do any illegal activity yourself with that information though, or put it online if it's actually illegal to do so; this idea is just to give IMDb "an eye for an eye" for posting and refusing to remove information that could be useful to identity thieves.)

The point of this post is it's one matter for IMDb to not remove a date of birth for vanity reasons and wanting to appear younger, but it's another when they refuse when someone wants it removed due to identity theft and privacy concerns.
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Another idea, for someone who knows this data, is to create IMDb-like public pages about each of the IMDb executives/employees in charge of making these decisions (complete with birth name, birth date, birth place, and any other information that IMDb regularly puts up) and see how they like it.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col_Needham
Colin "Col" Needham (born 26 January 1967)
is an English entrepreneur who is best known as the founder and CEO of IMDb.
He has served as general manager of IMDb since its acquisition by Amazon.com in 1998

Needham was born in Denton, Greater Manchester,
and grew up on Stockport Road.
He attended Audenshaw School and Hyde Clarendon Sixth Form College.
He graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc(Hons) in Computer Science in 1988

IMDb was started in 1990 while Needham was working as an engineer in Bristol at Hewlett-Packard

Needham married Karen in 1989.
They have twin daughters and live in Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire
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Col Needham
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1000000/reference
Date of Birth: 26 January 1967, Manchester, England, UK See more »
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Col Needham
IMDb member since October 1990
Founder and CEO of IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur1000000/
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https://getsatisfaction.com/people/col_needham



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I doubt that your "an eye for an eye" threats are going to help here Kelly. Just saying.

Besides, you are probably very aware that the regular IMDb employees doesn't make these kind of decisions in the first place. They basically just follow certain rules.
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Sorry about that - I thought the ones posting there actually had the discretion over what to post or not to.
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I  assume the person you speak of is a public figure like an actor,director or a producer ect.And I also assume IMBD isn't the only source to gather information on a public figure,I won't mention another search site.
I for one like to see how old someone is if I'm younger or older or when their time of death was and how old they were at the time.I also assume they need more information to steal someones identity such as mothers maiden name,ssn which the site doesn't provide. 
And thanks to Kelly L for helping prove my point.
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