Best Buy Escapes Privacy Suit Over Returns Policy

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 12:24 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday tossed a putative class action alleging Best Buy Co. Inc.'s policy of swiping the driver's licenses of customers returning products constituted a privacy law violation, ruling the suit had not stated a valid claim.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp nixed the complaint lodged by lead plaintiff Steven Siegler, who contended the electronics retailer's policy of swiping driver's licenses violated the Driver's Privacy Protection Act. The judge found that even if Siegler's claims were accurate, Best Buy couldn't be held...
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