Mass. High Court Says Privacy Worries Drive Credit Card Law

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Monday that the main purpose of a state law restricting businesses from asking credit card holders to offer personal information — which it also ruled includes ZIP codes — is to protect consumer privacy and not against credit card identity fraud. 

The ruling discussed issues from a dismissed Massachusetts federal court suit against Michaels Stores Inc. by customer Melissa Tyler, who had accused the Irving, Texas-based arts-and-crafts retailer of seeking her ZIP code information along with credit card transactions and then using...
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