links for 2009-08-01

  • Online merchants who utilize Network Solutions Merchant Services are upset because they feel the consumer data breach notification letters should not include the merchants website URL address. You can read their blog here: What these business owners need to learn is; it does not matter if you’re a brick and mortar store or online retailer, they had better wise up about identity theft, consumer protection laws, and what their responsibilities are in protecting consumer information. Trans Union which is sending out the notification letters needs to identify how Network Solutions got the customers information in the first place. The URL address is the same as the mailing address of any storefront. In the eyes of many data protection laws, their business is considered
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