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An online forum of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Privacy and Information Security Committee

Sears facing class actions over privacy breach

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Sears is in hot water over a series of privacy gaffes that secretly installed software on consumers’ computers and left up to a decade of their purchases exposed to the public on an unsecured website. The firm that successfully sued Sony for their rootkits has filed a class action complaint for the website security breach (claiming a violation of Sears’ own privacy policy and the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act), and is seeking plaintiffs for a suit over Sears’ secret installation of Comscore on some of their customers’ computers.

Brian Krebs’s Security Fix blog over at the Washington Post has more information.

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Author: ABA Antitrust

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