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FormerOstrich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 06:46 AM
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Give It Up: Info for Protection
Last post for now.....this article is about ChoicePoint but there are a handful of similar companies out there. I have worked with data from a couple of these companies. I have found the data is not very accurate. I suppose if you buy all the companies that provide the data you can start to implement a data standard to enforce accuracy. Geez, what is wrong with people (she asks yet again)????

Derek V. Smith sees bad people lurking everywhere: terrorists, sexual predators, quack doctors, identity thieves. And yet Smith colors himself an optimist, insisting that society can protect itself from such dicey characters, using information as a shield.

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Since being spun off in 1997 from credit giant Equifax, Georgia-based ChoicePoint has become an $800 million institution that acquires a company -- along with its data trove -- every two months. ChoicePoint owns a DNA analysis lab, facilitates drug testing for employers and recently began selling background-checking CD-ROMs at Sam's Club.

http://wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,63304,00.html
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