Choicepoint

A few weeks back, I corrected an error in a post about Choicepoint. Choicepoint also corrected an error, see “Job seeker loses opportunity after inaccurate background check” for details: “Well, first they said, ‘Something was wrong with your background check,’” she said. “I said, ‘What is wrong with it? What is wrong with my background…

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In response to “Choicepoint Spins off Three Businesses,” Choicepoint spokesperson Matt Furman sent the following: It is factually incorrect to describe ChoicePoint or its subsidiary, Bode Technology Group, as attempting to “amass a DNA database.” Bode’s clients are almost entirely government laboratories that are trying to solve crimes and identify victims as well as felony…

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From their press release: ALPHARETTA, Ga., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — ChoicePoint (NYSE: CPS – News) today announced its intent to divest various businesses resulting from its company-wide strategic review. The previously disclosed review process resulted in the company adopting a new strategic focus on helping customers manage economic or physical risks, as well as the…

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Another new measure: ChoicePoint this month created a security advisory committee comprised of DiBattiste, the company’s CIO, head of internal audit, the chief business officer, chief marketing officer, chief administrative officer and general counsel. The group meets regularly “to ensure we’re hitting every aspect of security and privacy,” says DiBattiste. “One of the lessons we…

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Although the federal government and local law enforcement agencies nationwide use private data brokers, the FBI said that practices used by these companies to gather private phone records without warrants or subpoenas is illegal, according to an Associated Press article on Chron.com. A senior FBI lawyer, Elaine N. Lammert, told lawmakers the bureau was still…

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