Wednesday, May 02, 2007

POS Vendors Now Targeted In Credit Card Receipt Error Case

Evan Schuman writes on eWeek:

Following lawsuits in February against some of the nation's largest retailers for allegedly revealing too much credit card information on printed receipts, two of those retailers are now suing their point-of-sale vendors.

In the initial lawsuits filed early this year, some 50 of the nation's top retailers—including Rite Aid, Harry & David, Ikea, KB Toys, Disney, Regal Cinemas and AMC Theaters—were accused of printing full credit numbers and expiration dates on printed customer receipts, violating a provision of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, or FACTA, that makes it illegal for a retailer to print more than the last five digits or a credit/debit card number, and it also forbids printing the card's expiration data on that receipt. The rule took effect in phases, but by December 2006, the latest of its phases kicked in.

More here.


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