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Updates on advertising law and privacy law trends, issues, and developments

California's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act: The Past, Present, and Future

Last week the BNA Privacy & Security Law Report published an article discussing in detail California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (the “Act”). The aim of the article is to provide those persons and businesses that…

Financial Reform Negotiations Conclude

After working through the night, the Congressional conference committee tasked with negotiating a final financial reform bill voted 27-16 to approve the bill and send it back to each chamber for a final vote on the…

Appellant Attempts to Re-litigate Issue of Whether Retailers that Collect Customer Zip Codes During Credit Card Transactions Violate California's Song Beverly Credit Card Act

In a previous post, we noted that the California Supreme Court in Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma Stores, Inc. , granted a petition to review the issue of whether a retailer violates California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act…

REMINDER: New Credit Card Regulations Take Effect Today; Gift and Debit Card Rules to Follow

Major provisions of a new law related to credit and gift cards take effect today. The Credit CARD Act , which was signed by President Obama in May 2009 , marked the culmination of several legislative efforts to reform…

Merchants Beware: Protect Your Customers and Company from Credit Card "Skimming"

The current economic climate has had many consequences, including an apparent increase in economic crimes such as credit card fraud. In recent months, numerous credit card scams involving restaurant chains have been…