Calif. Privacy Case Against Apple Could Spark Class Actions

Law360, San Diego (November 6, 2012, 11:27 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear Apple Inc.’s claim that a state law barring merchants from collecting consumers' personal information during credit card transactions doesn't apply to online retailers, and attorneys say a ruling against the technology giant could trigger a new wave of privacy class actions against companies that sell products and services over the Internet.

The state’s high court is set to hear oral arguments after a lower court found that the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971 included online companies because...
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