- Homepage: http://www.lexisnexis.com/
November 2002: "LexisNexis was founded as the Data Corporation in 1966...Reed Elsevier plc, which acquired LexisNexis in late 1994, is a leading world-wide publisher and information provider. LexisNexis employs 12,000 people worldwide. Serving customers in more than 60 countries, sales representatives are located in 50 U.S. cities and around the world,..."
Role Name Type Last Updated Owned by (partial or full, past or present) Reed Elsevier Group Organization Sep 1, 2003 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Seisint Organization Jun 5, 2005 Advised by (past or present) K. "Kim" A. Taipale Esq. M.A. Ed.M. Person Aug 1, 2007
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 31, 2009 Shrinking Newsrooms Wage Fewer Battles for Public Access to Courtrooms (Sidebar)
QUOTE: You don’t see newspapers fighting to open court proceedings the way they used to, and people are starting to notice.
New York Times Apr 05, 2006 Agencies Not Protecting Privacy Rights, GAO Says
QUOTE: Government agencies that use private information services for law enforcement, counterterrorism and other investigations often do not follow federal rules to protect Americans' privacy...
Washington Post Mar 12, 2006 Everything You Ever Knew About Yourself -- for $79.95: Firm Picks Through Public Records to Create a Snapshot of Customers' Lives
QUOTE: why public records? To monitor and protect your identity...to keep a step ahead of mistakes and miscues common in public records, to watch for criminal activity such as "synthetic" identity theft.
Washington Post Nov 06, 2005 The FBI's Secret Scrutiny: In Hunt for Terrorists, Bureau Examines Records of Ordinary Americans
QUOTE: Issued by FBI field supervisors, national security letters do not need the imprimatur of a prosecutor, grand jury or judge. They receive no review after the fact by the Justice Department or Congress. The executive branch maintains only statistics, which are incomplete and confined to classified reports. The Bush administration defeated legislation and a lawsuit to require a public accounting, and has offered no example in which the use of a national security letter helped disrupt a terrorist plot.
Washington Post May 25, 2005 Database Hackers Reveal Tactics
QUOTE: "Three young hackers under investigation for unlawfully accessing personal information on thousands of people in a LexisNexis database have characterized their act as a cyber joyride that got out of hand."
Wired Jun 24, 2003 Major Information Brokers Face Class Action for Invasion of Privacy
QUOTE: ChoicePoint Inc., which has its data mining operations headquartered in Boca Raton, and Reed Elsevier, the parent of LexisNexis, have violated the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act.
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