The Seventh Circuit Rules That Electronic Confirmations of Internet Transactions Are Not Actionable Under FACTA
In a ruling that will have far reaching implications for the ever-increasing number of companies transacting business over the Internet, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled, in Shlahtichman v. 1-800 Contacts, Inc., that The Fair and Accurate Transactions Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681c(g) (“FACTA”), does not apply to electronic displays or e-mail confirmations of Internet transactions. Case No. 09-4073 (7th Cir. Aug. 10, 2010).