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Bloomberg Businessweek reports that “Amazon.com Inc. was accused in a lawsuit by a customer of its Zappos.com unit of violating federal consumer credit laws by failing to protect her personal information after the company said hackers stole account numbers and other data.”

The lawsuit follows the revelation this week that some 24 million Zappos customers had their personal information compromised when hackers broke into the retailer’s network and compromised its data.
KC's View:
Interesting this is all happening at a time when Amazon and Zappos are so highly rated for their customer service. I’m less concerned about the specific lawsuit - there will be plenty of those, I’m sure - than I am about how Amazon and Zappos deal with this situation. I could be one of those shoppers, and they need to reassure me that they are working to protect me and my interests.