Friday, July 01, 2005

FTC Chair Benefits From Security Breach Law

Oh, the irony.

A spokeswoman for the head of the Federal Trade Commission, Deborah Platt Majoras, has announced that she received a letter last week from shoe retailer DSW telling her that her credit card information had been stolen.

DSW had a security breach of it's stored credit card numbers in March of 2005. At 1.4 million, it was a relatively small breach, these days.

In June, the Attorney General of Ohio, where DSW is based, filed a lawsuit against the shoe retailer, trying to get them to contact all their customers whose information may have been breached. Should he really have to sue the company to get them to do the right and sensible thing?


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