Dick's Sporting Goods Sued Over Customer Info Collection

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 2:07 PM EDT) -- Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. was hit with a proposed class action on Wednesday alleging it violated California state consumer protection laws by asking customers for personal information when conducting credit card transactions and then selling it to third parties.

Plaintiff Gary Dean said the company has a uniform, statewide practice of requesting and recording its customers’ personal identification information, including telephone numbers and email addresses, when it processes credit card transactions at point-of-sale locations.

“The action will enforce an important right affecting the public interest and...
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