According to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal requirement prohibiting vendors accepting credit or debit cards from including an expiration date or more than the last five digits of the card number on any “electronically printed” receipts only applies to physically printed receipts, not those emailed over the internet. In Shlahtichman v. 1-800 Contacts, Inc. (Aug. 10, 2010), the Seventh Circuit examined the truncation requirement of the Fair and Accurate Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA) and affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Shlahtichman’s putative class action suit, reasoning, as the district court did, that FACTA’s truncation requirement applies only to receipts that are physically “printed” on paper by the vendor, not to receipts that are emailed. After considering the plain meaning of the word “print,” the statute’s context and purposes, and the import of what Congress has said in other statutes, the Court of Appeals, in a decision of first impression at the appellate level, concluded that the truncation requirement was aimed only at transactions where receipts are physically printed using electronic point of sale devices like electronic cash registers or dial-up terminals. The court explained that to “print” a receipt means to commit it to paper and “[t]hat is why [the plaintiff] had to print a copy of his receipt to get it off of his computer; it is why the machine used to transfer text from a computer to paper is called a printer; and it is why a judge who asks a law clerk to print a case does not intend for the clerk to merely display the case on his computer screen.”