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Can a company release your private data if you are no longer an active user with them?

Discussion in 'Other Legal Issues' started by ddflower, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. ddflower

    ddflower Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I emailed their team and they were quite vague on this. I deleted my account with a company since I no longer needed their services and this occurred a month and a half ago in mid January. Could they still be able to release my private data to any third party (ie, email address, IP address, payment history)? Can this data even be retained by them since I am no longer their customer?
     
  2. Tax Counsel

    Tax Counsel Well-Known Member

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    That's going to depend on what kind of business it is, what your relationship with the company was, and what kind of contract, if any, you had with the company.
     
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    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Why are you concerned about this?

    Yes.

    Businesses routinely keep customer information for years. It would be a rare exception to find one that doesn't.
     
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    ddflower Law Topic Starter New Member

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    The company in question is known for experiencing data breaches in the past, so I am concerned about sensitive data being potentially released if it is still in their system.
     
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    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Whose team?

    Quite vague about what?

    What sort of account? What does "this" refer to in this sentence?

    Depends on the terms of service or other contract that you agreed to when you became affiliated with this company.

    Of course it can. If your intent was to ask if it would be legal, the answer depends on the terms of service or other contract between you and the company.

    Then why did you provide this information and become involved with this company in the first place.
     

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