Adobe ... why are you keeping my credit card number?

Started Oct 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
MichaelKJ
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Re: Adobe ... why are you keeping my credit card number?
In reply to Jeff, Oct 4, 2013

Jeff wrote:

Just got the note from Adobe saying that my password was reset. Fine.

But that note also says that my encrypted credit card number may also have been accessed. I have used my credit card in the past to purchase software from Adobe, but those were one-time transactions. I've not joined any subscription service, in particular creative cloud.

So here's my question. Why do you need to keep my credit card number in your database after the transaction has been completed?

This strikes me as the enormously irresponsible. Am I off base?

I use Citi's virtual credit card numbers because they expire after one month. This feature is also useful for services, such as Netflix, that force you to agree to automatic renewals.

Fortunately, US federal law limits your liability to $50, which is why banks frequently issue new credit cards to their customers when something like this happens.

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