Saturday, September 17, 2005

ChoicePoint alleges misuse of its data, alerts affected consumers

ChoicePoint has recently fingered employees of four of its significant customers for likely misusing the company's massive databases. The most significant incident relates to an employee of the Miami Dade police department, who gained access to records of over four thousand individuals. ChoicePoint is holding up its auditing tools for successfully determining the misuse of data by employees of legitimate users and has begun to notify the affected consumers. See: Florida cop misused data, ChoicePoint claims - Consumer Security - MSNBC.com.

2 comments:

Rob Hyndman said...

It's a shame those auditing tools didn't catch him at 1,000 instead of 4,000. I think that bar is set a little high ...

Anonymous said...

The news story didn't say when the Miami activity occurred. As I understand it, ChoicePoint has been working to curb this type of activity since February.

What does Miami Police need with this type of data?