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2011-04-22 00:00:29

Seasoned executive/attorney to oversee data acquisition, compliance and vendor management Atlanta (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 L2C, Inc., a leader in delivering advanced consumer intelligence solutions, announced today that Keri McKeone has joined the company as vice president of data strategy. McKeone comes to L2C from data aggregator ChoicePoint, where she served as assistant vice president of data acquisition & strategy following the company's $3.6 billion acquisition in 2008 by Reed...

2009-10-12 08:58:00

PHOENIX, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchants Information Solutions has named Jim Collins as their new Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Collins has over 20 years experience overseeing the Sales and Marketing functions for some of the largest Background Screening Companies in the country. Recently, Collins was President of HRPlus Screening Services, a division of AlliedBarton. Prior to that he served as President of the Commercial Services Division of USIS and before that he...

2009-05-01 12:29:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Boca Raton data guru Hank Asher has countersued LexisNexis and parent European conglomerate Reed Elsevier, charging that their lawsuit against him is a sham filed to sustain their monopoly on database searching. Asher also states that the lawsuit is threatening Asher's efforts to protect children from sexual predators in 28 countries. The countersuit asks for $1 billion in damages. Asher's counterclaim alleges that the Reed Elsevier lawsuit "is...

2008-10-31 06:00:18

Interactive marketing services company Acxiom has reported a 72% increase in net income to $16m for the second quarter 2009, against $9.2m a year ago, on revenue down 6% at $329m. Operating income during the quarter increased 89% to $34.3m, while diluted EPS increased 82% to $0.20. The company said products revenue declined 8.2% to $95.33m, while services revenue fell 5% to $233.6m. For the first half, the company reported net income of $27m, against a net loss of $4.5m a year ago, on...

2008-08-26 15:01:01

U.S. businesses, universities and government agencies have reported more thefts of personal data so far this year than in all of 2007, a report says. The Identity Theft Resource Center, a San Diego group that reported the statistics, said it is unsure if reporting is better or if the number of data breaches has actually increased, the Washington Post said. In 2008, the center has recorded 449 incidents, while there were 446 in 2007. Last year, there were 127 million personal records...

2006-01-26 11:37:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - ChoicePoint Inc. has agreed to pay $15 million to settle charges that it failed to adequately protect consumers' personal financial information, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. The company has agreed to pay a $10 million civil penalty and provide $5 million to compensate consumers as well as take steps to better safeguard their personal information so it is used only for legitimate purposes, the agency said. The company last year admitted...

2006-01-23 16:56:32

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Internal Revenue Service said on Monday it found no breaches of private taxpayer and bank account information after a report last year said unauthorized people may have accessed the data. The U.S. tax agency, which processed more than 224 million individual and business tax returns for 2004, launched the probe after the Government Accountability Office said in April that the IRS "routinely permitted excessive...

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2005-06-15 21:15:00

As U.S. lawmakers mull how to cure the blight of identity theft, privacy advocates suggest they look overseas, where tighter controls on personal data and credit cards make such fraud far less common. Few experts believe other nations' data privacy laws are directly applicable to the United States, partly because the U.S. economy is greased by the convenience and efficiency of a detailed credit-reporting system. But other countries' approaches could be instructive. "We're behind much of...

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2005-04-13 15:10:00

LONDON (AP) -- Criminals may have breached computer files containing the personal information of 310,000 people, a tenfold increase over a previous estimate of how much data was stolen from information broker LexisNexis, the company's parent said Tuesday. Last month, London-based publisher and data broker Reed Elsevier Group PLC said criminals may have accessed personal details of 32,000 people via a breach of its recently acquired Seisint unit, part of Dayton, Ohio-based LexisNexis....