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Maine Throws the Dice for Partial Privacy

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Personal privacy seems an unlikely barricade to putting up a gambling house, but it became a go-no go issue for the developer of a casino in Bangor, who said he wouldn’t proceed if information on employees, such as their criminal records, became public record. The state legislature has now passed, and the governor signed, a compromise bill that provides for disclosure of information about the company and its employees if it is available from other government sources, including the courts, but keeps other personal information private. (4/4/05)