Content about ZIP code

May 2, 2013

By Douglas H. Meal, David T. Cohen, and Lisa L. Rachlin, Ropes & Gray LLP

By Douglas H. Meal, David T. Cohen, and Lisa L. Rachlin, Ropes & Gray LLP

Retailers, like all businesses, constantly seek to learn more about their customers in order to serve them better. In Tyler v. Michaels Stores, however, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that a simple step taken by many retailers to help achieve this goal – collecting the ZIP codes of their customers at the point of sale – can in some circumstances violate Massachusetts’ consumer protection statute.
   

August 15, 2011

A privacy ruling from California’s highest court which found that the practice of asking credit card customers for ZIP codes constituted a violation of state consumer privacy statutes could have substantial implications for retailers, warns Mac Nadel, retail/wholesale, food & beverage industry practice leader for Marsh Inc.

New York City -- A privacy ruling from California’s highest court which found that the practice of asking credit card customers for ZIP codes constituted a violation of state consumer privacy statutes could have substantial implications for retailers, warns Mac Nadel, retail/wholesale, food & beverage industry practice leader for Marsh Inc.

March 16, 2011

By David McDowell, partner, Morrison & Foerster and Samantha Goodman associate, Morrison & Foerster

By David F. McDowell, dmcdowell@mofo.com and Samantha P. Goodman, sgoodman@mofo.com