10 February 2011

a holdout from when we counted

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And SCOTUS will take care of it.
The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that merchants can no longer ask for the ZIP codes of customers who make purchases with credit cards because such requests violate a state consumer-protection law.

The high court's unanimous decision, which says a ZIP code can be used as "personal identification information," overturned two lower court decisions tossing out the lawsuit. It delivered retailers in California a setback that an attorney for one national chain said would likely lead to additional lawsuits.

The decision Thursday came in a lawsuit filed against Williams-Sonoma Inc., whose clerk asked Jessica Pineda for her ZIP code several years ago. Pineda sued the home retailer in June 2008, saying it violated the credit card law and her privacy.
Don't you even begin to doubt it.

love, 99


  1. That's interesting, when you use a credit card at the gas pump it asks for your zip code to authorize the transaction.

  2. (Actually I don't own a credit card - don't want one, but my bank ATM card can be used as a credit card, the difference being that any amounts charged on the card are deducted from my checking account in one or two days instead of immediately if I use it as an ATM card.)

  3. Well, that's part of why I think it's going to be overturned. The credit card companies, the banks, rule America, and they're not going to stand for no guff from some bumpkin State Supreme Court. Not now. Twenty years ago, for sure, but not now.


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