Sears Ends $10 ‘Spyware’ Program for Getting Customer Computer Info
Posted Sep 14, 2009 5:15 PM CST
By Martha Neil
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent decree concerning what Ars Technica terms a "spyware" program maintained by a retailing giant to obtain information from its customers about their computer use.
A copy of the settlement (PDF) between Sears Holdings Management Corp. and the FTC is provided by Ars Technica. Sears is to destroy data collected under the program and agrees not to conduct another such program without proper disclosure.
The blog post doesn't include any comment from the retailer.
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