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Naked in Cyberspace: How to Find Personal Information Online Wins “Most Insightful Book” Award at the International Competia Awards 2003

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“Step by step, it takes the reader on a journey on how to find and then use some of the vast personal data available ‘online.’ Naked in Cyberspace can help us understand what is, and more importantly, what is not yet out there.” —John J. McGonagle
The Helicon Group

“One of the most interesting aspects of reading this book is comprehending the wealth of information that is potentially available on individuals.” —Stephen Lafferty

June 4, 2003, Medford New Jersey—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) is pleased to announce the book, Naked in Cyberspace: How to Find Personal Information Online by Carole A. Lane has been named “Most Insightful Book” by Competia Inc.

“We are thrilled that Naked in Cyberspace has won the ‘Most Insightful Book’ award at the International Competia Awards held in Montreal, Canada, June 2–4,” said Tom Hogan, Jr., ITI Marketing Director. “There was stiff competition and we are proud that its quality and significance made it the winner.” Books were judged on innovation, ability to present the product/process, usefulness to professionals in Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Planning, quality of the references, user-friendliness, thoroughness of research, as well as clearness/clarity of the information provided to the Awards.

An independent judging panel representing the top professionals in the fields of Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Planning worldwide chose the winning book, according to Competia Inc. ( Competia is North America’s leading consultancy and training organization for senior executives and analysts in Strategic Planning and Competitive Intelligence. Competia Awards is an international recognition program for professionals and communities who have created superior applications for the field.

In Naked in Cyberspace, author Carole Lane surveys the types of personal records and online services that are available on the Internet. She explains how researchers find and use personal data, identifies the most useful sources of information about people, and offers advice for readers with privacy concerns. With this book, you’ll learn how to use online tools and databases to gain competitive intelligence, locate
and investigate people, access public records, identify experts, find new customers, recruit employees, search for assets, uncover criminal records, conduct genealogical research, and more. A companion Web directory to this book provides links to more than 1,000 key resources.

Carole A. Lane has been involved with personal records as a designer of databases and information systems and as principal of her own research firm, TechnoSearch, Inc. She has served on the advisory board of the Special Libraries Association and on the board of directors of the Association of Independent Information Professionals. She is a sought-after speaker on research topics and on protecting the confidentiality of personal information in the digital age. She is frequently quoted on privacy issues in the media.

Naked in Cyberspace, 2nd Edition: How to Find Personal Information Online (586 pp/trade paper/ISBN 0-910965-50-1/$29.95) is a CyberAge Book from Information Today, Inc. It is available in better bookstores everywhere through Chicago-based trade distributor Independent Publishers Group (IPG) or by calling the publisher at (800) 300-9868 [outside the U.S. call (609) 654-6266]; faxing (609) 654-4309; e-mailing; or logging on to the ITI Web site at

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