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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 Oct. 20, 2009


Thank you, ChoicePoint

Until recently, the law hasn't recognized people as the victim of identity fraud. Thanks to ChoicePoint and others, new protections might be on the way for U.S. citizens.

By Feb. 28, 2005


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 Mar. 26, 2012


In the world of Big Data, privacy invasion is the business model

Apps snooping on your address book, sneaky ad cookies, and social networking are bad. But the real privacy demon is the shadowy data brokers slurping up every last byte about you.

By Feb. 29, 2012


CNET News Daily Podcast: Bing gets social, new BlackBerry out

Microsoft's Bing links up with Twitter, Facebook; RIM unveils BlackBerry Bold 9700; and the first of many deep deals on Windows 7 surfaces.

By Oct. 21, 2009


Why 'data breach' isn't a dirty word anymore

Contrary to popular belief, data breaches don't necessarily sink a company, studies and survivors indicate.

By Mar. 26, 2012


Who is Epsilon and why does it have my data?

Breach shines light on murky world of e-mail marketing outsourcers and how consumers don't know where their data is ending up.

By Apr. 6, 2011


How 'carders' trade your stolen personal info

An executive whose company monitors the criminal underground tells how a person's "full" set of personal data can be sold via shady online forums for a mere $20.

By Sep. 29, 2008