Monday, April 18, 2005

ChoicePoint award winner

ChoicePoint, the data broker that Taser International is entrusting with doing background checks on the civilian purchasers of their stun guns and who sold a 145,000 of our personal records to identity thieves (a trivial portion of their estimated private collection of 19 billion items of citizens' personal information) has been justly recognized by Privacy International with a Big Brother Award. This marks the second time the company has been honored by the organization, having garnered the Greatest Corporate Invader award in 2001.

Congratulations to all concerned. I think anyone who knows anything about ChoicePoint will agree: they truly deserved this award.