ChoicePoint's Comeback Tour

Wired News


The rehabilitation project seems to be resonating. Law professor Daniel Solove, one of the company's harshest critics, told the New York Times that "I have to give them a lot of credit." Solove, along with Chris Hoofnagle -- who hounded the company for its data practices when he worked at the Electronic Privacy Information Center --, met with Curling in March at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference, where the company rented a suite in order to make its pitch to its critics.

At the time, Solove was wary of news getting out that he was meeting with ChoicePoint -- not surprising given that he and Hoofnagle filed an FTC complaint about ChoicePoint in 2004. But now he's comfortable talking to the New York Times about the company's about-face.