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Lawsuit accuses GameStop of privacy infringement

U.S. retailer allegedly recorded customer's personal information

U.S. based retailer GameStop has become the subject of a class action lawsuit alleging that the company obtained and recorded personal information about its customers.

The suit, first noticed by website IGN, was filed by Melissa Arechiga of Alameda County California and claims that GameStop illegally recorded her name, credit card number, and personal identification information (PII) following a shop purchase.

The suit suggests that GameSpot uses PII from customers to derive other personal information, including residential addresses.

"Such conduct is performed intentionally and without the knowledge or consent of the cardholder, and is of potentially great benefit to [GameStop]," says the suit.

Arechiga is seeking damages and a court order preventing GameStop from retaining personal information.

The class action allows any customer in California to be listed as a plaintiff. A full copy of the suit can be found in PDF format at this location.

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