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XY User Data to Be Destroyed

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 12, 2010

ReadWriteWeb reports that the owner and former partners and debtors of the defunct XY publication and Web site have agreed to destroy the personal information of users. The future of the data came into question earlier this year when the site's owner filed for bankruptcy protection, listing as assets the XY customer list and personal data. The Federal Trade Commission weighed in on the matter. But the bankruptcy ruling sets a timeframe for destruction of the data. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said of the agreement, "We're happy...that this potential privacy fiasco has ended well for XY's customers" but warned that it's a problem that will likely come around again.
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