Mass. Court: ZIP Code is Personal
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.January 17, 2012
In a case against a major retailer, a Massachusetts court recently ruled that a ZIP code should be considered personal identification information under a state statute on security. In this IAPP Privacy Advisor article, Venkat Balasubramani of the firm Focal PLLC details the court's decision in Tyler v. Michaels Stores, Inc., and differentiates it from last year's California Supreme Court ruling in Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma.