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Company Shuts Down Business To Investigate Breach

DATA LOSS—CHINA & U.S.

March 19, 2012

The Wall Street Journal reports that commercial information provider Dun & Bradstreet will "temporarily suspend a China-based business as it investigates whether its data-collection practices violated local consumer privacy laws." The U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are involved, as are local investigators, the report states, after a report last week alleging private data was collected on 150 million consumers. The Shanghai police confirmed an investigation is ongoing but declined to provide details. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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