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Revises privacy policy

1 Sep, 2000

Amazon revises its privacy policy. The new policy, according to the New York Times, discloses how the company collects financial information, Social Security numbers, product searches and the telephone number from which a user calls Amazon’s customer service line.

Amazon also discloses that it can purchase data about customers from other sources.¬†With the new policy in place, in “the unlikely event” anyone who purchases Amazon will also own its customer data, which the company considers a “transferable asset.”