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    ChoicePoint hit with ID theft lawsuit

    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5...=zdfd.newsfeed

    The suit, which seeks class-action status, was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last Friday and claims that for at least five months, the company failed to adequately protect people's financial records and confidential information.
    It also claims that prospective class members, possibly numbering at least 145,000 in total, have suffered damages of less than $75,000 each.
    I'm not sure how much money the company brought in last year but they may want to set some aside if this suit goes through.

    The suit seeks to represent anyone whose personal records were maintained by ChoicePoint from October 2004 through the completion of the suit, regardless of whether or not that data was actually released to anyone.
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    We lowly IT folk are going to be paying future "malpractice" insurance just to be able to put of a BBS.
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    You know who these people are, right? They sell information about people... this is a company who's CEO once gave an interview saying, "most Americans don't deserve privacy".

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    this is a company who's CEO once gave an interview saying, "most Americans don't deserve privacy".
    Was that their current CEO?

    I'm sure lawyers love guys like that. Looks like we'll find out soon if he still feels that way.
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    Exclamation It may all be moot

    Once the Department of Homeland Security re-writes the book with input from the CEO of Gator:

    Adware maker joins federal privacy board

    Bye, bye, privacy?

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    You know who these people are, right?

    They are the step children of the Credit Reporting Agencies. In this case I think its Equifax? They are the scum of the earth. But I don't want presedence this case would set. Get hacked, get sued. Period. Not cool in the large scope of things.
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