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ChoicePoint fined an additional $275,000 for failures to have an effective security policy…

October 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Following on from my story on repeat data loss offenders, tho week ChoicePoint has been fined $275,000 by the FTC for failures to have an adequate data security program in place.  ChoicePoint lost the PII of 160,000 U.S residents in 2004 (which they were fined $15 million for), and another 13,750 in 2008 according to Grant Gross of IDG News Service.

Interestingly, this later breach could have been mitigated by a “key” electronic security tool they had in place to monitor the database, unfortunate for them though, it had been turned off. Read more…

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