President Bush signs law clarifying FACTA

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACTA”) was enacted in 2003 as an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). According to Stuart King’s Risk Management Blog, he noted that just yesterday, President Bush signed HS 4008 which states:

Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, no person that accepts credit cards or debit cards for the transaction of business shall print more than the last 5 digits of the card number or the expiration date upon any receipt provided to the cardholder at the point of the sale or transaction.

Mr. King noted that:

Any American consumer who purchases goods or services from an American based company has a right to take legal action if the receipt from a credit card transaction shows either more than the last 5 digits of the credit card number or the card expiry date. And there are quite significant fines at stake as well. According to this document, Costco, California Pizza Kitchen, FedEx Kinko’s, IKEA, Wendy’s, TGI Friday’s, T.J. Maxx, and Radisson Hotels (among others) are all defending against FACTA class action lawsuits.

I just thought you should know.

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