The California Song-Beverly Act prohibits retailers from collecting certain personally identifiable information during a credit card transaction. In a case brought against the online website, Craigslist, the plaintiff asserted that Craigslist should have complied with that law, and should not have collected addresses and phone numbers during a credit card transaction online. The court dismissed the case, finding that the Act does not apply to online businesses.

TIP:   This is a welcome decision for any online retailers who were concerned that the restrictions of California’s Song-Beverly Act might apply to their activities.