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State Enacts Exemption to Credit Card Act


November 10, 2011

The California Legislature has created a limited exemption to the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971, Privacy & Security Source reports. In the aftermath of concerns raised in a California Supreme Court case that determined zip codes constituted personal information, the legislation, which was introduced on behalf of the Western States Petroleum Association, allows zip codes to be collected "only in transactions conducted at a 'retail motor fuel dispenser' or a 'retail motor fuel payment island automated cashier' and solely for purposes of preventing fraud, theft or identity theft," the report states.  
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