Truncation of credit card and debit card numbers(1) In general
Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, noperson that accepts credit cards or debit cards for thetransaction of business shall print more than the last5 digits of the card number or the expiration dateupon any receipt provided to the cardholder at thepoint of the sale or transaction.
This subsection shall apply only to receipts that areelectronically printed, and shall not apply to transac-tions in which the sole means of recording a creditcard or debit card account number is by handwritingor by an imprint or copy of the card.
(3) Effective date
This subsection shall become effective
3 years after December 4, 2003, with respect to anycash register or other machine or device that electroni-cally prints receipts for credit card or debit cardtransactions that is in use before January 1, 2005; and
1 year after December 4, 2003, with respect toany cash register or other machine or device thatelectronically prints receipts for credit card or debitcard transactions that is first put into use on orafter January 1, 2005.§ 1681c(g). The statute permits a consumer to recover anyactual damages he sustains as a result of a negligentviolation, together with the costs of suit,