Best Buy's Return Policy Violates Privacy Law: Suit

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 1:28 PM EST) -- A Florida consumer hit Best Buy Co. Inc. with a putative class action Tuesday claiming the electronics retailer's return policy violates the Driver's Privacy Protection Act by requiring that cashiers take customers' personal information without their consent.

In a complaint filed in Florida federal court, named plaintiff Steven Siegler says the Minnesota-based retailer's policy of swiping customers' driver's licenses when returning a purchased item is a flagrant violation of the DPPA.

“Best Buy knowingly obtained plaintiff's personal information or highly restricted personal information from a motor...
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