Linden Lab will not store any specific, identifying information. We’ll keep less exact information as a way to allow Residents, if they should so choose, to share verified aspects of their identity with others in Second Life — ie, not an exact date of birth, but an age (over 30) and not a specific address, but a city and country. Such sharing will, of course, be completely voluntary. Our verification provider will assess the consistency of the provided information and return a match code; at that point, a Resident becomes verified. The entire process takes less than two minutes, and will be available internationally. Our verification provider will only use information to provide a match code.The words will not store count for a lot, and I'm glad to read them as part of this new statement.
Yeah, yeah, I suppose I should have read the whole thing originally, but this is the internet and I'm an impatient bitter generation X'er with the attention span of a guppy. What do they want, trust and understanding? We had Thatcher matey. We don't do trust and understanding ;-)