Tag Archives: Retail

New Jersey Senate Passes Bill Limiting Identity-Card Scanning by Retailers for Limited Purposes

On June 22, 2017, the New Jersey Senate passed the Personal Information and Privacy Protection Act (“the Act”), now awaiting Governor Christie’s handling. The Act permits retailers to scan a person’s identity card (“I.D. card”) for specified purposes and limits the type of information that may be collected to the name, address, date of birth, … Continue Reading

Justices Eye Credit Card Surcharge Law And Free Speech

On September 29, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether state bans on credit card surcharges violate retailers’ First Amendment rights, granting certiorari in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, No. 15-1391, —- S.Ct. —-, 2016 WL 2855230, at *1 (U.S. Sept. 29, 2016). Read more here.… Continue Reading

MICROS POS Systems Exposed By Malware Attack Which Targets Retail Merchants

MICROS, a point-of-sale (POS) payment systems vendor owned by Oracle, has suffered a malware attack according to security news site KrebsOnSecurity reported August 8, 2016.  MICROS is one of the three largest POS systems used globally by many companies in the retail and hospitality industry. It appears that Carbanak (aka Anunak), a Russian cybercriminal gang known … Continue Reading

Sponsored Social Media Posts Riskier than Ever

Five months after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued updated guidance regarding paid endorsements, it is clearer than ever that it plans to take increasing action against retailers for soliciting reviews on social media. The FTC’s plans were reinforced on October 15, 2015, when FTC Commissioner Julie Brill, in a keynote address at the Better … Continue Reading

California’s Song-Beverly “Consumer Perception Test” in Jeopardy — Will Retailers in California Be Barred from Requesting Any Personal Information from Consumers at the Point-of-Sale?

On May 5, 2015, the Ninth Circuit certified for the California Supreme Court the issue of whether the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (“the Act”) prohibits retailers from requesting a customer’s personal information at the point-of-sale (POS) after the customer has already paid, even if a reasonable consumer would not interpret the request as a condition for paying by credit … Continue Reading
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