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ACLU, Amazon Fight NC Over Citizens' Info

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 14, 2010

The ACLU and Amazon.com took on North Carolina yesterday in a Seattle, WA, federal court to stop the state from collecting personal information about Amazon's customers, reports The Seattle Times. North Carolina is looking to collect sales taxes for online purchases and sued Amazon last April for what it claims to be $50 million in uncollected sales taxes. Amazon, in turn, sued NC with the support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU and Amazon say turning over names and addresses would violate citizens' rights to free speech. The judge is expected to make a decision within two weeks, says the report.
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