Recall this story
from last summer about the Federal government's abandoned plans for The Matrix
, (or The Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange
) a proposed database that would aggregate public records and commercially obtained data (read, credit headers, cell phone numbers and whatever else commerical firms can get their hands on) and make the information available to local law enforcement.
While the Feds discontinued their plans for the database, much to the relief of privacy advocates, Florida, for its part is apparently continuing to develop
a similar system that would be powered by Lexis Nexis's Seisint. It is worth noting that Seisint was affilicated by a major personal info heist
that touched off last summer's tidal wave of data breach news coverage and increased governmental, media and consumer attention to the issues surrounding personal data security.
Labels: data breech, database, homeland security, Lexis Nexis, Matrix, Seisint, terrorism