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FTC stops short of calling for new 'Do Not Track' law

Federal Trade Commission privacy report doesn't call for a Do Not Track law targeting Web companies. Instead it takes aim at third-party "data brokers" like Lexis Nexis and Choicepoint.

By March 26, 2012


ChoicePoint to pay $275,000 in latest data breach

Data broker failed to notice that a key monitoring tool was turned off for four months, allowing unauthorized access and exposing data of 13,750 people, the FTC says.

By October 20, 2009


Claim forms stemming from ChoicePoint debacle go out

FTC is mailing forms to consumers who believe they were victims of identity theft.

By December 7, 2006


ChoicePoint to pay $15 million over data leak

Settlement with FTC over charges it broke consumer protection laws includes a record $10 million in civil penalties.

By January 26, 2006


Break-in costs ChoicePoint millions

Earnings report shows the data broker took charges of $11.4 million to remedy the leaking of personal information.

By July 20, 2005


ChoicePoint overhaul completed, company says

Data broker says it has made changes to prevent private information from falling into the wrong hands.

By June 29, 2005


ChoicePoint overhaul falls behind

Changes at the data broker to prevent Americans' personal data from getting into the wrong hands are taking longer than planned.

By June 24, 2005


ChoicePoint data loss may be higher than reported

SEC filing raises questions about whether the security breach went beyond the 145,000 Americans notified.

By March 10, 2005