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CHOICEPOINT TO RE-SCREEN 17,000 CUSTOMERS
ChoicePoint has announced plans to re-screen 17,000 business customers to make sure they are legitimate. The company has hired a retired Secret Service agent to help revamp its verification process. It also has paid for a one-year subscription to a credit monitoring service for each of the 144,778 people that may have been affected by the recent data breach.
A California woman has sued ChoicePoint Inc. for fraud andnegligence after criminals gained access to a database ofpersonal records compiled by the company. The suit, which seeks class-action status, claims that for at least fivemonths the company failed to adequately protect people'sfinancial records and confidential information. The company also have problems in the past in Latin America for the sale of personal data to the US Govt.
The New York Times, meanwhile, discusses the ChoicePoint case and theproblems with the current law.
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