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Re: Do privacy promises follow corporate purchases?

From: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L <bs3131@att.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 02:03:30 +0000
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
CC: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <12AB2492-D9A3-4E00-ACA1-6F628FDFA43A@att.com>
That being the case (ie it was true, and they really followed through with such a careless position), I'm sure it would affect their customer loyalty (the Internet being a much more viable protest platform than we have ever had before, especially due to social networking). This would also largely nullify any privacy claims they made directly to their own customers.

Not a wise move.

Thanks,
Bryan Sullivan

On Sep 22, 2011, at 3:11 PM, "David Singer" <singer@apple.com> wrote:

> 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.
> 
> 
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