California court finds for Apple in credit card suit

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Blank1 wrote:

“The California Supreme Court, in a split decision, said state privacy protections for credit cards don’t apply to online purchases that are downloaded electronically. The ruling comes after the same court in 2011 said that those privacy protections do apply to brick and mortar retailers, finding that they could not request a customer’s ZIP code during a credit card transaction, notes “Reuters.”"

I buy gasoline in California and every time I pay at the pump I am asked for my zip code as card verification. So it being illegal for a physical location to ask for a zip code is simply not true.

Feb 04, 2013 9:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
crittertron wrote:

@Blank1, If you read the entire article, the rationale is that an online retailer can not physically inspect the card or the signature on the back, nor can a gas pump. There is nothing wrong with this decision, consuming products sold online is a choice, it is perfectly acceptable for the retailer to want to secure the transaction with additional information to prevent fraud. If you think it threatens your privacy, then don’t buy online, it is not your “right” it is your “choice”. There is a huge difference & people do not seem to understand that these days.

Feb 05, 2013 12:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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