Tag Archives: Song-Beverly Credit Card Act

Holiday shopping tip: Agreeing to email receipts waives your privacy rights

To circumvent this consumer privacy law, customers are being asked if they want to provide their email address to have a digital receipt sent to them. Retailers would like you to say “yes” to paperless receipts because your email address is worth money to them. Read More ›

AB 844: Trojan Horse that would have destroyed credit card privacy protections

The bill was hijacked by retail industry lobbyists and amendments turned AB 844 into a vehicle to eliminate privacy protections for credit card transactions at brick-and-mortar businesses. The author held the bill until 2014, and has reaffirmed his commitment to work with us to restore it as a pro-privacy bill.

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California Supreme Court makes it easier for Apple, online businesses to collect personal data

by Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News

Online merchants can require consumers to furnish personal information to make credit-card purchases, a divided California Supreme Court ruled, delivering a blow to consumer advocates worried about privacy in cyberspace. Read More ›