Saturday, March 05, 2005

~ ChoicePoint then Westlaw then... ~

I previously reported on the ChoicePoint debacle, which is now spilling over into the data collection companies that primarily serve attorneys. Now is the time for The American Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers and hundreds of other associations of attorneys to join with investigators and the information industry to voice our shared concerns for halting identity theft while maintaining our access to databases with social security numbers, for legitimate legal and business activity. Here's some of the pending Federal legislation that impacts the legal field.

Westlaw on hot seat after ChoicePoint's security woes
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Westlaw finds itself in the middle of an intensely
growing debate over consumer identity theft and the safety of personal information, following the disclosure last month by financial data warehouse ChoicePoint of a massive security breach affecting thousands of people.


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