9th Circ. Reverses Calif. Consumer Privacy Ruling

Law360, New York (September 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appellate court has decided to uphold a narrowed version of the California Financial Information Privacy Act, reversing a district court's decision to scrap the law entirely.

On Thursday, after hearing the case for a second time, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided that the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act preempts only part of California's financial privacy law.

In its decision, the appellate court eliminated sections of the law related to consumer report information, leaving the rest of the statute intact....
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