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ChoicePoint Settles with States over Data Disclosure

ChoicePoint - the case that really started it all - announced today that it has settled with 43 states over the 2005 breach of its database that exposed mass quantities of consumer information.  A shock at the time, perhaps, but similar disclosures have become a daily occurrence.  You might recall that the ChoicePoint breach involved thieves posing as small business customers who were able to gain access to ChoicePoint's database, possibly obtaining the personal information of 163,000 people according to the FTC.

In January, ChoicePoint Settled with the FTC for approximately $15 million.  At that time, at least 800 cases of identity theft had reportedly been traced to the breach. 

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 12:22PM by Registered CommenterTim Feathers in , | CommentsPost a Comment

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