~ fbi puts choicepoint on alert ~

Documents obtained through an FOIA by the National Journal and Government Executive shed more light on the application by the FBI of the personal information database owned by Choicepoint. The article in GovExec suggests that Choicepoint is doing for the federal government what wouldn’t be allowed by law if directly undertaken by law enforcement –namely, the collection of vast amounts of personal information on U.S. residents. A new addition to this story, which surfaced from the FOIA released documents, is the alert system developed by Choicepoint to notify the FBI whenever data changes on a flagged person.

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