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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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Saturday, April 16, 2005
CNET's Security Blog says that a representative of Polo Ralph Lauren called CNET to tell them that the recent incident was the result of inappropriate storage of customer information in their point-of-sale software:
Credit card debacle centers on Polo sales software | News.blog | CNET News.com:
"Following Thursday's news that both MasterCard and Visa were informing some customers that a U.S. retailer -- now positively identified as Polo Ralph Lauren -- had experienced a security mishap that may have compromised card holders' data, the issue has been confirmed as a technology-related problem. In a statement phoned in to News.com overnight, Polo said that the credit card data in question was inappropriately stored in its point-of-sales software system...."
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