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Database Vendor Eliminates Personal Data on Mexican Citizens

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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