May 092012
 
 May 9, 2012  Business, Court, Laws

Yet more bad press for IKEA in the privacy department, it seems. Maria Dinzeo reports:

A class can proceed with a lawsuit accusing Ikea of requesting and storing customers’ zip codes when making credit card purchases.

Rita Medellin sued Ikea in February 2011 for violation of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act after an Ikea cashier took her credit card and asked for her zip code. She gave it, believing the information was necessary for completing the transaction.

Ikea claimed customers often voluntarily provided this information, so they could receive email promotions from Ikea or participate in the retailer’s rewards program.

Read more on Courthouse News.

In recent months, IKEA has also been accused of spying on employees and consumers in France.

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