Calif. Senate Passes Online Credit Card Privacy Bill

Law360, Los Angeles (January 31, 2014, 4:56 PM EST) -- A pared-down version of a bill to tighten restrictions on information that retailers can collect from online credit card purchases passed the California Senate on Thursday, following highly publicized nationwide consumer data breaches at Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus.

S.B. 383, sponsored by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, passed the Senate by a vote of 21-13 and is now headed to the state Assembly for consideration. The legislation would allow online retailers to only collect certain consumer information that is necessary to fight fraud and...
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