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An administrator working for the Federal Trade Commission is mailing checks to 14,023 consumers who were victims of ChoicePoint’s failure to implement a comprehensive information security program to protect consumers’ personal information.
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FTC Data Broker Turned Off Tool That Would Have Detected Hack SoonerData broker ChoicePoint has agreed to a stronger data security program and will pay a $275,000 fine for a breach in 2008, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC says the company failed to implement a comprehensive information security program to protect consumers’ personal information, as required by the agency after ChoicePoint’s 2004 breach, which affected more than 160,000 U.S. consumers.
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ChoicePoint Fined $275K for 2008 Breach
The Federal Trade Commission contends that ChoicePoint did not properly implement security improvements after its milestone 2005 data breach.
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Data broker ChoicePoint, the victim of a 2004 data breach affecting more than 160,000 U.S. residents, has agreed to strengthen its data security efforts and pay a fine for a second breach in 2008, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Monday.
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ChoicePoint to Pay Fine for Second Data Breach
ChoicePoint Inc., one of the nation’s consumer data brokers, agreed to pay $275,000 to federal regulators as a result of a data breach last year that exposed Social Security numbers and other personal information on 13,750 people. In 2006, ChoicePoint – now a subsidiary of Reed Elsevier Inc – paid $15 million to settle charges that it violated…
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ChoicePoint Breach Exposed 13,750 Consumer Records