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Woman Sues Circuit City After Store Sold Computer Filled With Her Private Data

Last June a woman went to Circuit City in Boulder to buy a new computer. She asked to have the files from her old computer saved to a disk. Store employees copied her personal files onto a floor model computer then onto a disk, and later sold the computer, still containing her files, to another customer. The woman said Circuit City responded to her complaint by stating it was her fault for expecting the store to protect her privacy.

Store's Floor Model Computer Loaded With Woman's Personal Info, DenverChannel.com, May 7, 2005.