California woman sues ChoicePoint

Friday, 25 February 2005, 6:45 AM EST

A California woman has filed the first lawsuit against ChoicePoint for fraud and negligence in the wake of the company's recent disclosure that it sold personal information about more than 140,000 people to identity thieves.

The case could set a precedent that would help establish better standards for how data brokers secure and sell consumers' private information and lead to regulations that would hold them accountable for lax data protection.

By Kim Zetter at Wired.

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