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Information Companies and Identity Theft

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Information Companies and Identity Theft

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Information Companies and Identity Theft

Information Companies and Identity Theft

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A recent spate of identity theft from information companies prompted hearings on Capitol Hill. Gail Hillebrand of Consumers Union tells Jacki Lyden what sort of personal data information companies such as Choicepoint and Lexis/Nexis collect — and how they use it.