An Amazon logo sits on a collection cart for customer orders on the opening day of the new Amazon.Com Inc. fulfillment center in Dobroviz, Czech Republic. (Photographer: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg)

Amazon Fires Employee for Disclosing Customer Email Addresses

(Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc. said it fired an employee who disclosed customer email addresses to a third-party merchant on the site in violation of the e-commerce giant’s policies.

“The individual responsible for this incident has been terminated from their position, and we are supporting law enforcement in their prosecution,” an Amazon spokesman said in a statement.

Amazon alerted the shoppers, although the company said no action such as changing passwords was needed, according to a notice sent to the customers. It didn’t disclose how many customers were affected.

No other information was disclosed, and the merchant has been blocked from the website, the Seattle-based company said.

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