Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Dickie's Securities

I suppose there's some solace in the fact that if your data is stolen from ChoicePoint, then it's almost always inaccurate. Too bad your social security number isn't inaccurate. Worse, too bad it's included.

100% of the eleven participants in the study discovered errors in background check reports provided by ChoicePoint. The majority of participants found errors in even the most basic biographical information: name, social security number, address and phone number (in 67% of Acxiom reports, 73% of ChoicePoint reports). Moreover, over 40% of participants did not receive their reports from Acxiom -- and the ones who did had to wait an average of three months from the time they requested their information until they received it.

Read the rest of the study here.

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