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CNet News reports that two privacy groups, Junkbusters and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), have sent letters to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as well as the consumer protection agencies of 14 states and the District of Columbia, complaining that Amazon.com isn’t doing enough the protect its customers’ privacy.

The groups say that Amazon customers ought to have the right to view and delete their personal records.

According to CNet, Amazon reserves the right to sell its database, as well as refuses to allow customers access to and the ability to adjust or delete their records.
KC's View:
Not only don’t we have a problem with Amazon maintaining detailed information about our buying purchases, we embrace the notion that it will use that knowledge to market to us more effectively.

However, we would definitely have a problem if it started selling our records to other companies, or even providing them free of charge to anybody who happens to be interested. We suspect, though that this isn’t likely to happen, because it would undermine Amazon’s relationship with its committed user base.