Pay Up Your Taxes Or We'll Embarrass You Online
from the effective dept
The State of Rhode Island has an interesting project going to try to convince delinquent tax payers to pay up. They sent out letters to many of the offenders telling them that if they weren’t paid up by the end of this month that their names will be published online as delinquent tax payers. It apparently worked well. They received about five times as many payments as they would over the same period in any other year. I wonder, though, if there are any privacy implications of doing things this way?