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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-25-06 11:05 PM
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105. Targeting of Latin Americans seems to be a key thing....
as this could create problems in Mexico. Here is a lot of info, from the rigged-aggregators blog...keep in mind some people accused us of spreading disinformation with this blog and others, but then they were also rabidly going after Rodney, who ran this blog:

Legal experts in the US and Mexico said ChoicePoint
could be liable for prosecution if those who supplied
it with the personal information could be proven
to have broken local laws.

That raises the possibility that any person whose data
was accessible to American officials could take legal
action against the US government.

"Anybody who felt they were affected by this could take the US
government to court," said Julio Tellez, an expert in Mexican
information legislation at the Tec de Monterrey University.
"We could all do it ... We are not prepared to sell our
intimacies for a fistful of dollars."

How the US is using the information remains mysterious,
although its focus on Latin America suggests obvious
applications in targeting illegal immigrants. Whatever
the reasons, its commitment to ChoicePoint is long-term:
last year's $11m payment was part of a contract
worth $67m that runs until 2005.
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