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Judge Approves Bookseller Deal

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

September 27, 2011

A New York bankruptcy judge has approved a deal that will make way for Barnes & Noble to purchase a defunct bookseller's customer list, paidContent reports. Judge Martin Glenn approved the deal on Monday. It will give Barnes & Noble access to details on 48 million former Borders' customers. The deal was halted late last week due to privacy concerns related to Borders' privacy policy. Under new data protection provisions in the deal, customers will be notified that Barnes & Noble will take possession of their personal information, and they will have 15 days to opt out of the transfer.
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