Collecting ZIP Codes To Combat Credit Card Fraud

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT) -- Just over a year after it was filed, Chevron Corporation and other oil companies won dismissal of a putative privacy class action filed after the California Supreme Court's decision in Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma Stores Inc. The complaint alleged that oil companies collecting consumers' ZIP codes at the gas pump violated California's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act. The Los Angeles Superior Court disagreed, deeming the plaintiff's argument that the act applies to the oil companies' fraud prevention efforts "absurd." The gas pump case had already inspired a new...
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