Best Buy Wrongly Retained Customer Data, 11th Circ. Told

Law360, Miami (May 21, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT) -- An Eleventh Circuit panel on Tuesday voiced skepticism over allegations that Best Buy Co. Inc.'s policy of swiping the driver's licenses of customers returning products violated privacy law, and seemed unlikely to reinstate a putative class action challenging the practice.

Gregory Weiss of Leopold Law PA, who represents lead plaintiff Steven Siegler, told the panel that the retailer's policy violates the Driver's Privacy Protection Act because his client never agreed to the retention and sharing of his information.

But the judges pointed out that Siegler willingly...
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