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Hotel Guest Files Credit Card Receipt Suit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 25, 2011

A hotel guest has filed a lawsuit alleging that a Virginia Beach hotel breached privacy law by printing sensitive data on his checkout receipt, The Virginian-Pilot reports. James T. Buechler is seeking class-action status for the suit, which alleges that Marjac Suites and its owner, Burlage Hotel Associates, broke the law by printing his credit card's expiration date on his receipt. In 2003, Congress passed the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, forbidding companies from printing more than the last five digits of a customer's credit card number on the receipt.    
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