Wednesday, May 11, 2005

LexisNexis & ChoicePoint Support New Privacy Laws

After more hearings in Congress, executives from LexisNexis, owner of Seisint, and ChoicePoint advocated more federal privacy laws on May 10.

The both said they would support:

* A National Security Breach Law
* Consumer Access to their Information

Earlier this year ChoicePoint announced they had mishandled data on 145,000 people, while Lexis subsidiary Seisint gave information on 300,000 people to potential identity thieves.

ChoicePoint said on Tuesday that the number of consumers whose information was accessed by unauthorized people is likely to be higher than 145,000.


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