Not to long ago we talked about RadioShack putting customer information on the auction block to make some quick cash. Of course many people, including the entire state of Texas was upset abou this decision and protested the sale. RadioShack has now reached an agreement with 38 states to limit the amount of data being sold, however they are still going to sell what they can.
The now bankrupt company listed personal data from 67 million customers among the assets they want to sell. The data, as you would have guessed it, is of the sensitive nature including over 65 million names and addresses with 8.3 million having email addresses as well. Information spam-spewing companies would love to scoop up at a low price.
Per the agreement made RadioShack will now limit the number of email addresses they are selling and allow customers to opt-out of the sale entirely. Notices will be sent out to each customer and they will have one week to opt-out or their data will be sold.