Oregon Moves Closer to Privacy Law

By | February 23, 2013

As bed bugs become more problematic in more areas local authorities in Oregon are attempting to handle their problem with an unusual deal with exterminators in the state.

In this deal the state agrees to keep customer names private in exchange for the exterminators identifying the locations of infestations.   Under the plan that was worked out between the state and various private business groups the exterminators would turn over information about infestation as long as those agencies only use the information in an aggregate form.

The state claimes that this would allow them to identify trends and problem areas which could be used to determine what needs to be done to handle the problems.