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Bill targets retailers for costs to fix data thefts

They say plan would fatten bank profits, not protect public

Stop & Shop's South Bay store in Boston. The company has set up a hot line, 877-366-2668, for customers whose credit or debit information may have been exposed. Stop & Shop's South Bay store in Boston. The company has set up a hot line, 877-366-2668, for customers whose credit or debit information may have been exposed. (GEORGE RIZER/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2006)
By Peter J. Howe
Globe Staff / February 20, 2007

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Citing the high-tech theft of credit card numbers from Stop & Shop Supermarket Cos., Massachusetts bankers yesterday urged state legislators to force retailers and others who fail to keep card data protected to pay all costs for fixing security breaches. (Full article: 701 words)

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