Amazon.com's Brave New Privacy Policy


| September 18, 2000


On September 1, 2000, I received the same notice from Amazon.com that millions of others received. It happened to be on the same day as third article in the "Miranda Labels" series was released.

I believe that this action by Amazon.com underscores the very essence of the concern that is expressed in the series. My correspondences with amazon.com follow:

At 04:13 AM 9/1/00 -0700, legalnotices@amazon.com wrote:
Dear Customer,

We have just updated Amazon.com's privacy policy and, because privacy is important, we wanted to e-mail you proactively in this case and not just update the policy on our site, as is the common Web practice. Thanks for being a customer and allowing us to continue to earn your trust.



To read the updated Privacy Notice, visit: http://www.amazon.com/privacy-notice

Thanks again for shopping at Amazon.com.