Sky-High Privacy Protest

By Deane Barker on October 25, 2003

Yo, Mr. CEO, Get Our Point Now?: How are they ever going to get their point across by being so subtle?

“A privacy group hired a skywriter to write part of the Social Security number of Citigroup’s chief executive above New York City on Friday, protesting the bank’s lobbying efforts to keep lawmakers from tightening privacy regulations and demonstrating that even the privacy of bank executives is at risk.

Working during a break in cloud cover, an airplane scrawled the first five digits of CEO Charles Prince’s Social Security number in 15-story numerals above Citigroup’s global headquarters in midtown Manhattan.”