9th Circ. Upholds Dismissal Of Redbox Privacy Class Action

Law360, New York (June 6, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday rejected an attempt to revive a putative class action alleging Redbox Automated Retail LLC illegally records consumers' ZIP codes, finding the company's data collection practices fall within an exception to California's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act.

Plaintiffs John Sinibaldi and Nicolle DiSimone had appealed the 2012 dismissal of their suit alleging Redbox violates the act by requiring customers who obtain discs from the kiosks to provide their ZIP codes. But the appeals panel said the act exempts transactions like that, where the credit card is being used as a deposit to secure payment "in the event of...

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