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Choicepoint Offered FBI details from E-Mail Registrations, Cookies, and Spyware

In a news revelation that gives “spyware” a whole new trist, the Electronic Privacy Informtion Center has posted FOIAed documents on its website that show how Choicepoint offered a broad range of data to the FBI, including “including e-mail registration,…

  • March 24, 2005

In a news revelation that gives “spyware” a whole new trist, the Electronic Privacy Informtion Center has posted FOIAed documents on its website that show how Choicepoint offered a broad range of data to the FBI, including “including e-mail registration, cookies, spyware, employment screening reports, motor vehicle records, drug screening results, professional licensing, Social Security Numbers, wireless phones records, and calling card data. One memo also discussed the availability of information on Europeans, Latin Americans, Asians, and Africans.”

The formerly classified documents were redacted, declassified, and released to EPIC in response to a Freedom of Informaton Act action.

It makes for interesting reading.

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