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#24799 3-Aug-2008 06:16
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10524998

. . . contained the personal details of up to 10,000 Trade Me customers, including their name, user name, personal email address, phone numbers, home address and trading history over the past five years.


That's awesome that is. I don't think I have any reason to believe I would've been on the list but I am curious to know for sure.

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  #153740 3-Aug-2008 09:14
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All I can say is that your information / identity is never safe on the internet, no matter how secure a site claims to be or how a company manages your information.

 
 
 

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  #153742 3-Aug-2008 09:19
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I think Trade Me is in trouble re this.

On its edit account details screen it says -

Contact details These details will never be made available without your permission


That is patently not true. Unless everybody is lying about not being asked permission.... :-)




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  #153744 3-Aug-2008 09:22

I wonder whether the privacy commisioner will look into this?
Defendants must be allowed all information to defend themselves fairly, especially in these trumped up 'terror' charges, but the the point remains, Tradme should have said "Sure, we'll give the information you require, but not a smidgen more, as our users privacy matters to us" - and not (as the US telecoms companies did) roll over and give up anything you 'The Man' wants, its lazy and fundamentally illegal.
Lets hope this turns into a real story and not some lame Herald on Sunday tabloid style once off story......



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  #153745 3-Aug-2008 09:32
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I just read this as well, and am really concerned as I have made a few large purchases I'd rather the criminal groups not know I have possession of in my home. 

 

I'm still deciding if this is the Keystone Cops, Trademe or the Lawyers fault. I'll be checking with my lawyer today to see what he thinks. 

 

Still doesn't change the fact my name and purchasing history in Trademe is currently being read in prison by criminals.





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  #153746 3-Aug-2008 09:46

The other annoying thing is - I can't even see my purchase history of the last 5 years - something I think they should show - but even funnier that someone in jail can though. I wonder If he could tell me......

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  #153750 3-Aug-2008 10:04
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I think Trade Me needs to permit you to delete trading history - or automatically delete it after 90 days or something. I mean really delete - not just hide it from us.

Heres an irony - the criminals complain and want compensation when their details are lost in the street...... Meanwhile everybody elses details are delivered in nice lists to their jail cells.... Wonder if we can get compensation??????????????????

And they wonder why nobody wants to be on juries - I would tell them to stick it. All your details will be handed over as well.

oooh, err, I need a lie down now....




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  #153757 3-Aug-2008 10:55
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Come on don't really think this is Trade Me's fault.

They were served with a Search Warrant. What were they meant to do?

I would say that the Police are at fault here for not securing any private information.




 




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  #153793 3-Aug-2008 13:05
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Tockly: Come on don't really think this is Trade Me's fault.

They were served with a Search Warrant. What were they meant to do?

I would say that the Police are at fault here for not securing any private information.

Agreed.  While all documentation would have to be handed over as part of the disclosure process, there is still privacy law binding that disclosure.  All personal details should have been blacked out.

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#153828 3-Aug-2008 16:53
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TradeMe have confirmed I wasn't on "the list" in a very informative and helpful email reply to my support request.

Good work TradeMe support!

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