35,000 in state to receive warning

Tens of thousands of Californians will find out any day now if their personal information may have been compromised in a breach of security at a Georgia information services firm.
ChoicePoint, the Alpharetta, Ga., company, says that it sent out the last of its warning letters to 35,000 California residents Friday. All told, the company estimates that up to 145,000 people’s information may have been stolen.
The case, disclosed earlier this week, has become a lightning rod for privacy advocates at a time when identity theft is emerging as an endemic problem.
35,000 in state to receive warning / Personal information stolen in October, Georgia firm says