PERSONAL DATA NOT SO PERSONAL AS YOU THINK?….California, as you may recall, is the only state in the union that has a law on its books that requires credit reporting firms like ChoicePoint to inform customers if their personal data is compromised. Hooray for California!

Now, in the wake of the recent ChoicePoint debacle, there’s a move in Congress to pass a similar law on the federal level. Hooray for Congress!

Unfortunately, as Charles Kuffner tells us, this news might not be as good as it seems. If the business community gets its way ? and when doesn’t it under this administration? ? the end result will be that California’s law gets gutted and the rest of you get squat. Lovely.

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