Nihar Shah writes:
On March 14, 2012 a California district court ruled in Flores v. Chevron that a gas station gathering ZIP Codes for fraud prevention did not violate Civil Code § 1747.08, the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (“Credit Card Act”). The Credit Card Act prohibits businesses from recording a customer’s personal information in conjunction with a credit card purchase. The Act has an exception from this prohibition for the collection of personal information “required for a special purpose incidental but relating to the individual credit card transaction.”
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