Apple Can Collect Personal Info Online: Calif. High Court

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 5:27 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court said Monday that Apple Inc. and other online retailers can ask for the addresses and telephone numbers of customers who buy digital products like music and movies because the state's credit card privacy law doesn't apply to online purchases in which the products are downloaded.

In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme 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 store, finding that...
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