California Court Allows Retailers to Collect Zip Code Data

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Who would have thought zip codes could cause so much of a fuss? Retailers and restaurants know, because scores of them have been sued in class actions throughout California on the dubious theory that recording a customer’s zip code at the point-of-sale violates California law. On December 19, 2008, the California Court of Appeal said no.[1] The ruling in Party City Corp. v. Superior Court may doom all of those cases.

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