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Retailers Can't Ask for Your ZIP Code, But Politicians Can

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    David Parkinson via National Weather Service Data

    A new California Supreme Court decision, in the name of protecting privacy, says retailers can't demand your zip code when you make a purchase.

    But politicians aren't covered by this. As the web site Future of Capitalism points out, Gov. Jerry Brown's political web site, jerrybrown.org, asks you for your email address and zip code.