Data security is retailers' job, too

Monday, 4 July 2005, 12:37 PM EST

Consumers aren't the only ones who pay when hackers steal credit-card numbers and other customer data. Retailers, which often hold customer information in their IT systems, can be liable for security breaches.

BJ's Wholesale Club is a case in point. Last month, the retailer settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission by agreeing to submit to outside security audits for 20 years and to tighten protection of customer information, after hackers last year broke into BJ's systems.

By Laurie Sullivan at InformationWeek.

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