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Data Mining Doesn’t Always Pay: $1.135 Million Judgment

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

On November 29 Judge Clarence Cooper of Atlanta’s U.S. District Court ordered that Tamarac, Fla.-based 1st Source Information Specialists Inc. and company principals Kenneth W. Gorman and Steven Schwartz disgorge all profits and pay Cingular Wireless compensatory and punitive damages and attorney fees totaling $1,135,000.
1st Source was harvesting cell phone numbers from web sites and doing reverse lookups for cellphone numbers and selling the information to other businesss for $110 to $195. To make things worse they were also selling records of the calls made from specific cell phone numbers; an additional huge invasion of privacy.