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Texas AG Seeks To Stop Dating Service’s Database Sale

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

October 17, 2013

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wants to stop the sale of an online dating service because of concerns about the personal information involved, KFYO reports. True.com filed for bankruptcy protection more than a year ago and is selling its assets, which include a 43-million member database—two million of whom are Texans. “The proper course is for True.com and its bankruptcy trustee to seek the customers’ permission before selling their private information to a third party—and that’s exactly what our legal action asks the bankruptcy court to require before the case proceeds,” Abbott said.
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