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Customer Sues Game Retailer for PII Collection

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 1, 2011

A California resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against a game retailer for allegedly "requesting and recording personal information from its customers without their knowledge or consent," IGN reports. Melissa Arechiga filed the suit last week on behalf of all customers who made a purchase within the last year at a GameStop location that allegedly collected her name, credit card number and personally identifiable information (PII). The suit claims that the store made no attempt to delete the information from the electronic cash register after the credit card number was recorded, which violates a California law prohibiting corporations from requesting credit card customers to provide and record PII, the report states.
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