Where Point-Of-Sale Data Collection Litigation Is Headed

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 2:08 PM EST) -- California and 14 other states plus the District of Columbia have laws that restrict the collection of personal information at the point of sale when payment is by credit card. Unfortunately for retailers, the scope of prohibited conduct under these laws is not always clear. Complicating matters further, these laws were generally enacted in the early 1990s, but are now being applied to retail practices that could not have been contemplated at the time the statutes were enacted.

For instance, plaintiffs have sued under these laws...
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