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Senator questions FBI on ChoicePoint contract

A top Democrat in the U.S. Senate questioned Wednesday why the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to do business with data broker ChoicePoint Inc. a year after the company announced a data breach potentially affecting 145,000 U.S. residents. Senator Patrick Leahy, (D-Vt.), blasted the DOJ and the FBI division for a recent five-year, $12 million contract for ChoicePoint to provide investigative analysis software to the FBI. In February 2005, ChoicePoint announced a data breach after criminals set up fake businesses that purchased private information from the data broker. Full Story

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