Class action lawsuit goes after California toll roads for illegal disclosure of credit card information.
Toll roads in Orange County, California are violating federal laws designed to guard against identity theft. That is the contention of Tustin resident Robert Cohen in a class action lawsuit filed last month in the US District Court for the Central District of California.
According to the complaint, the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency and the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency (state government entities collectively known as The Toll Roads) outsourced money collection first to 3M and then BRiC-TPS LLC. These firms, which handle payment information from 250,000 motorist trips every day, have allegedly failed to follow a 2006 law that prohibits the display of more than five digits of a credit card number on a receipt. Cohen received a notice from The Toll Roads disclosing eight digits of his Visa card number.