California Supreme Court to Consider Whether State Law Prohibition On Collection of Personal Information Applies to Online Transactions


The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over whether a state law barring merchants from collecting personal information from consumers in connection with credit card purchases applies to online retailers. The state high court granted the individual petitions of Ticketmaster LLC, Apple Inc. and dating site eHarmony Inc. All three are facing separate proposed class actions, filed by the same plaintiff's firm, alleging that they violated California's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971 (Civil Code § 1747 et. seq.). The lawsuits alleged that the companies collected addresses and phone numbers from consumers during online credit card transactions involving purchases that did not need to be shipped, and therefore, plaintiffs argue, did not require the collection of this information.

Please see full Alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Loeb & Loeb LLP | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Loeb & Loeb LLP on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.