Target suing blogger for posting anti-shoplifting policies

Filed as News on September 16, 2006 9:02 am

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Target, the large US based retailer is suing “John Doe”, a blogger who has posted Target’s anti-shoplifting policies online in an attempt to unmask his/her identity, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle:

The Minneapolis-based company is suing the unidentified “John Doe�, who is believed to live in Georgia, in Federal Court for posting Target’s anti-theft procedures on Web sites and various retail employee forums on the Internet in July.

The information is used to secure Target’s merchandise from shoplifters and other wrongdoers. Target says in a court filing it is provided to employees on a “need-to-know� basis.

To find out who the “John Doe� is, Target is seeking the help of AOL, Yahoo! Inc. and Microsoft Corp. It’s unclear whether these companies will comply, though.

The lawsuit, filed Sept. 5th in Federal Court in Atlanta, follows a two and a half month campaign that included efforts to get the multiple postings deleted from various message boards.

The court filing is available here (PDF).

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