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

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 11, 2005

As reported today by Govexec.com: “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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