Database Vendor Eliminates Personal Data on Mexican Citizens

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 4, 2003

AP reported that commercial online public records provider ChoicePoint has eliminated its database of “personal information of 65 million voting-age Mexican citizens” following a controvery surrounding the means by which this information was obtained. The company has a contract with the Dept. of Justice, which uses the system for activities associated with homeland security.

  • See also this April 30, 2003 article, “Mexican data acquired by ChoicePoint included more details than originally suspected.”
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