Oct 022012
 October 2, 2012  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Govt, Laws

Jesse J. Holland of Associated Press reports:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday pondered whether it should allow the federal government to face millions of dollars in class-action lawsuits for violating identity theft protection laws that ban the printing of credit card numbers and expiration dates on receipts.

Government lawyers argue that the United States is immune from being sued for money over violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. But a federal appeal court refused to throw out a class-action lawsuit from a Chicago lawyer who found part of his credit card number and the expiration date on his $350 receipt from a government website.

Read more on The Daily Report.  A transcript of the oral argument in United States v. Bormes can be found here.

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