Privacy? Who needs it!?

by alphamonkey on February 18, 2005 · 1 comment

in News,Sci-Tech,Stupid People

Sorry to move to a sour note, but it seems as though ChoicePoint the nation’s single largest clearinghouse of consumer data seems to have sold upwards of perhaps 500,000 people’s personal information (addresses, Social Security numbers, financial information, etc.) to a group of con artists and scammers.  (Washington Post link: registration required)

Thankfully, they’ve decided to send out helpful letters explaining their massive screw-up.

“We have reason to believe your personal information may have been obtained by unauthorized third parties, and we deeply regret any inconvenience this event may cause you,” the letters say.

Oh, Information Age! Why is you so fun?

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  • fealty2dahriyah

    I like their commitment to comsumers like us. you know what I’m talking about, the complete willingness to say you’ve fucked up, but only to the californians.

    I just want to know when I can start charging people for keeping my information for their personal gain. sounds like extortion to me.

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