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Resource ID: #20811
Subject: Privacy
Source: Creative Loafing (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Date: December 4, 2003

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Database companies seem to be capitalizing on the war on terror by acquiring contracts with the state and federal governments to collect data about individuals. The government and companies such as ChoicePoint Inc. skirt the Privacy Act and work with the help of a loophole in the law that states that privately owned companies can gather information that is restricted to the government. This reporter finds out how this issue is being dealt with by Senator's in the state of Georgia.

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