Larry Abramson has a report today on the NPR radio program, All Things Considered, that features interviews with several investigators (including me) highlighting the detrimental effect on the public of the new policy implemented by Choicepoint that masks portions of social security numbers, driver licenses and dates of birth.
In the weeks after they announced major security breaches, data brokers like ChoicePoint and Lexis-Nexis have imposed restrictions on access to Americans’ personal information. Some of their clients are no longer allowed access to social security and drivers license numbers. NPR’s Larry Abramson reports on the affects this has had on private investigators, who have come to rely on personal data to solve cases. Listen to the story