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Editor's note: Privacy and real estate are intertwined in many ways. This three-part series explores the Patriot Act and its impact on real estate companies, what the industry is doing about privacy compliance, and how realty professionals are protecting their businesses and clients. (See Part 2: The real estate privacy scare and Part 3: Patriot Act puts a chill in real estate.) Thief, stalker, abductor. Whatever the motive, if you live in Las Vegas these criminals have all the tools they need to target you or your house. That's because the Clark County Assessor's Web site includes an extensive database of public record that enables anyone with an Internet connection to search through home and property tax information by owner's name, property address or parcel number. And what they'll find might surprise you. A search for "John Smith," for example, displays all property records with that owner name. In a few clicks, someone can view Smith's property value and appraisal record, ...