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Saturday, October 06, 2018, 11:14
Amazon fires employee for disclosing customer email addresses
By Bloomberg
Saturday, October 06, 2018, 11:14 By Bloomberg

In this July 27, 2018 photo, the logo for Amazon is displayed on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite. (RICHARD DREW / AP)

Amazon.com Inc said it fired an employee who disclosed customer email addresses to a third-party merchant on the site in violation of the e-commerce giant’s policies.

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“The individual responsible for this incident has been terminated from their position, and we are supporting law enforcement in their prosecution,” an Amazon spokesman said in a statement.

Amazon alerted the shoppers, although the company said no action such as changing passwords was needed, according to a notice sent to the customers. It didn’t disclose how many customers were affected.

No other information was disclosed, and the merchant has been blocked from the website, the Seattle-based company said.

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