Internet Shop Apologises for Breach
ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIADecember 23, 2011
Black Friday Magazine reports on the apology by the owners of a Malaysian-based eBay store for the recent inadvertent exposure of information on more than 300 Australian customers. In response to the breach, eBay is encoding "phone numbers, postal addresses, e-mail addresses and the items purchased by consumers online," the report states. Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said, "It is concerning...eBay contacted us about this matter and are keeping us informed." The owners of the online store, Shahizanhashim, have said they will "give their full cooperation in order to resolve the issue of privacy and security at eBay," the report states.