I just got an letter from ChoicePoint stating that the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department is prosecuting a nice fellow name Oluwantungi Oluwantosin and his alleged partners for illegally accessed the Choice Point database and it is possible that my birth date, social security number and drivers license number have been stolen. First of all I want to know why ChoicePoint had that information in the first place. I never gave it to them willingly and I don’t really appreciate big faceless companies keeping my personal data in insecure databases, especially not corporations that have been responsible for disenfranchising voters in the 2000 elections by using bad munged and mangled data. In the letter they so helpfully have given me access to an online credit report service so I can monitor my credit and see when I have been ID-thefted. Personally I think this is a load of dookie and I am interested in filing a class action lawsuit against this evil neocon data mining company. Any lawyers out there smelling blood on this one?