Apple Win In Calif. High Court Puts Privacy Law In Limbo

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 9:46 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court handed Apple Inc. and other online retailers a major reprieve from a swell of class actions by ruling Monday that they could collect consumers' personal information, but by limiting the ruling to downloadable products, the court left significant gaps for other courts and legislators to fill, attorneys say.

In a 4-3 ruling, the high court reversed a lower court's finding that the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act prohibited Apple from asking for some personal information when customers bought downloads through its iTunes online...
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