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The leak of 45 million people's credit card information was caused by retailer TJX gathering too much data and not protecting it properly, according to the Canadian privacy commissioner. The commissioner has published the results of an investigation into the company, which found that the unprecedented leak was foreseeable. It …

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Anonymous Coward

And in other news...

"The company collected too much personal information, kept it too long and relied on weak encryption technology to protect it – putting the privacy of millions of its customers at risk,"

And in other news, a bear was caught defecating in the woods, and the Pope has been accused of exhibiting catholic tendencies.

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t3h

Damn obvious...

This is the same shop that used WEP to protect their wireless networks. And we need an investigation by the Canadian privacy commissioner to find that?

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Anonymous Coward

Contravened the law???

Interesting choice of words. Is that less serious than actually breaking the law? Maybe I should consider that plea when stopped for speeding.

Bottom line: where are the personal prosecutions to stop it happening again?

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