May 31, 2004

DEAN DATA UPDATE: Aziz Poonawalla reports that the Dean user data weren’t sold — they were just given away. “I had assumed that Deanlink data was indeed private, and when I registered there was no indication in their privacy statement that I was putting myself on an open database accessible by unprotected feeds. At the very least, DFA had a duty to share the details of how Deanlink operated with more transparency.”

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