Gov’t Pays Aggregator for Access to Extensive Database of Personal Info

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 11, 2005

As reported today by “According to federal documents obtained by National Journal and Government Executive, among the services that ChoicePoint provides to the government [FBI and DoD] is access to a previously undisclosed, and vaguely described, “exclusive” data-searching system. This system in effect gives law enforcement and intelligence agents the ability to use the private data broker to do something that they legally can’t — keep tabs on nearly every American citizen and foreigner in the United States.”

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