Data Breach occurred when Choice point got the data
The data breach occurred when data went from the private citizen to ChoicePoint. Just because ChoicePoint and Lexis Nexis WANT the data, doesn't mean they should be entitled to it.
ChoicePoint in particular was a key data provider for the Florida 2000 'electoral roll scrubbing' and the dirty 2006 Mexican elections.
So you don't want your private data in the hands of such a company because that data is then used to disenfranchise you in elections, or worse.
"The growing role of ChoicePoint and other data aggregation companies in performing national security functions previously solely the preserve of government organisations was highlighted in 2003, following the disclosure that ChoicePoint had purchased Mexico's entire roll of 65 million registered voters as well as six million licensed drivers in Mexico City as part of a US$67 million contract with the US Department of Justice."
"Under the contract commencing 25 September 2001, ChoicePoint was charged by the US Government to assist the surveillance of Latin Americans, including the citizens of Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.."
"...It is claimed that this data may have been used by the US Government to influence the 2006 elections in Mexico. It is alleged that members of the conservative Pan ruling party had obtained voter registration lists allegedly only available to election officials. The Pan party had received assistance in conducting its campaign from the International Republican Institute, an organisation funded by the US Government and staffed by the US Republican Party. The International Republican Institute denied the allegations and ChoicePoint said that has '...no involvement in any election in any country.'"