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Tuesday, March 01, 2005
  ChoicePoint Error Prompts Calls for Identity Theft Law - Computerworld

I would be very interested to see what a national privacy law in the U.S. would look like, especially since I think that is will only happen in response to instances like ChoicePoint error below. It's likely that we would see the following as components of such a law:

  • Offenders would not be anonymous

  • Guilt would be effectively presumed in the event of a privacy breach

  • Fines and punishments would be significant

  • Even worse, violation would provide excuse for civil litigation

  • ChoicePoint Error Prompts Calls for Identity Theft Law - Computerworld: " A variety of privacy groups and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are renewing calls for a national privacy law in the wake of news that data collector ChoicePoint Inc. mistakenly gave private information on up to 145,000 U.S. residents to identity thieves. "

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