ChoicePoint Sued Over Hacking, Identity Theft

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Do you remember when Aunty told you that ChoicePoint had been hacked, leading to dozens of thousands of people having their private information which had been stored on ChoicePoint’s servers compromised, including credit card numbers, social security numbers, and other personal information?

And do you remember Aunty told you that ChoicePoint’s spokesperson had said that other than for California consumers, “ChoicePoint has not notified consumers in other states, nor is it working with law enforcement agents elsewhere”?


The reason for their notifying California consumers is that California, with a strong history of consumer protection, has a law which required ChoicePoint to notify California consumers when their information had been hacked.

Well, those hackers used stolen information to open 50 business accounts with… wait for it… ChoicePoint, with which they gained access to further sensitive data belonging to people whose information ChoicePoint had gathered and stored in its databases, and now a California woman, Eileen Goldberg, is suing ChoicePoint for “negligence in protecting the private data of consumers”.

It looks like whatever the position of ChoicePoint was before, this time they are going to have to work with the law.

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