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October 15, 2018 | Daniel Ungar

The California Consumer Privacy Act

Following closely on the heels of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California recently enacted its own consumer privacy law called the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). The law, which requires protection of personal information of California residents, was passed in June and then amended in late September. Merchants and payment processors …

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October 9, 2018 | Daniel Ungar

Texas Latest State to have Surcharge Ban Declared Unenforceable by Federal Courts

In March 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, on a challenge to New York’s law prohibiting credit card surcharges. The Supreme Court held that the law restricts merchants’ speech by banning surcharges while allowing cash discounts—two similar business models that differ only by how a merchant’s …

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