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Friday, September 09, 2005
A New Jersey resident, Charles W. Pornovets, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Commerce Bank, alleging that five employees of the bank sold customer information to collection agencies and third parties. The suit alleges that the bank did nothing to help the affected individuals and seeks damages for negligence, invasion of privacy, failure to protect customer confidentiality, violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, and breach of contract. See: CourierPostOnline - South Jersey's Web Site.
In fairness, I note it does not appear that a defence has been filed or that the bank has had a full opportunity to comment on the suit.
Labels: information breaches
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