Monday, August 16, 2010

Brody's Notes... Defunct XY Magazine Publisher, Former Partners To Destroy Personal Information

By Brody Levesque (Washington D. C.) AUG 16 |  Marcia Hofmann, reporting last Wednesday for the advocacy group, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, wrote that an agreement, signed off on by a U. S. District Court Judge in Federal Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey, has the former publisher & partners of the now defunct Gay Youth magazine and website XY, agreeing to destroy all personal data collected by the company:
"The Publisher & former partners were fighting over ownership of various business assets of XY Magazine and, including extensive personal information about more than a million customers. XY's privacy policies, however, had promised customers that their personal information would never be given to anybody.
The Federal Trade Commission had warned that any transfer or further use of the data would not only violate the privacy promises that XY had made to consumers, but would also likely be unlawful under the Federal Trade Commission Act, which prohibits unfair and deceptive acts and practices."