Nothing is private today… sadly to say…
Back in February it was announced that 94-year-old electronics franchise RadioShack would be closing for good.
A week after filing for bankruptcy, a large portion of RadioShack’s locations, “intellectual property,” and trademark werebought at auctionby the corporate giant Standard General.
It’s not all bad news for RadioShack, though. According to the Guardian, they’re still in the market to sell something:”67 million customer name and physical mailing address files together with any associated transaction data” they have saved in their computer systems — which is a lot. This includes highly sensitive customer information such as names, references, social security numbers, emails, phone numbers, credit information, places of employment, addresses, and the like — any information RadioShack collected from customers using credit or purchasing warranties.
And in case that breach of trust weren’t seedy enough, RadioShack also kept customer records they should have deleted within two or three years for an indefinite amount of time:
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