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CO Bill Peeves Privacy Interests, Other States Watchful

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 3, 2010

Internet Evolution reports on a bill passed by the Colorado legislature that would require all online retailers to furnish the state's tax authorities with a list of residents who have purchased goods. The state wants the information in order to collect sales and use taxes. Critics of the legislation say that in addition to creating an "administrative burden" for online retailers, the requirement would violate the privacy of Coloradans. "Many customers would not be comfortable with the government having that detail of their online purchases," Jerry Cerasale of the Direct Marketing Association suggests.
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