Best Buy's ID Swipe Didn't Violate Privacy, 11th Circ. Rules

Law360, San Francisco (May 28, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT) -- Best Buy Co. Inc. didn't violate privacy law when it swiped the drivers' licenses of customers returning purchases, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Tuesday, upholding a lower court's decision to toss the putative class action against the entertainment and electronics retailer.

The appeals panel found no error with a Florida federal court's finding that Best Buy hadn't flouted the Drivers' Privacy Protection Act when it swiped Steven Siegler's driver's license to collect his personal information. The Eleventh Circuit agreed with the lower court that the DPPA doesn't...
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