In the Age of Digital Information, Is Privacy Possible?

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"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." That's the notice 145,000 Americans are receiving from the little-known company of ChoicePoint. Law enforcement officials say the number could rise--all because of a single massive case of fraud. When you work, shop or surf the Internet, you are under surveillance by private companies whose clients include the government. Even if you've nothing to hide, you are vulnerable to having your bank account emptied, credit rating destroyed, or something worse. We examine the widespread collection of personal information with reporters, privacy experts and an officer of ChoicePoint.
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Choice Point update on identity fraud notification



Warren Olney