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3 March 2016

Dick Smith customer database for sale

This includes the details of email subscribers.

Dick Smith receivers Ferrier Hodgson are looking to sell the store’s customer databases. This includes the details of anyone who signed up to the electronic retailer’s email newsletters.

Advertisements placed by Ferrier Hodgson call for “urgent expressions of interest” in the store’s intellectual property, including its brands, trademarks, websites and customer databases.

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said he is looking into the latter and will give his response after talking to his Australian counterpart.

If you want your details removed, Consumer NZ recommends unsubscribing from any Dick Smith email lists you may be on. An unsubscribe link is usually found at the bottom of each email. It’s not yet clear whether the store’s databases have already been packaged for sale.

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