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Do privacy promises follow corporate purchases?

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:09:29 -0700
Message-id: <C086395F-700A-4B98-8969-6B483C7AC471@apple.com>
To: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
Discussion on slashdot:  

"To perhaps no one's surprise, Borders bookstore collected a ton of consumer information  such as personal data, including records of particular book and video sales  during its normal course of business. Such personal information Borders promised never to share without consumer consent. But now that the company is being sold off as part of its bankruptcy filing, all privacy promises are off. Reuters wrote this week that Barnes & Noble, which paid almost $14 million for Borders' intellectual assets (including customer information) at auction last week, said it should not have to comply with certain customer-privacy standards recommended by a third-party ombudsman."

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/09/22/1628243/Borders-Bust-Means-BampN-May-Get-Your-Shopping-History

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 22 September 2011 22:10:09 UTC

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