frontpage - 7:39 pm on Apr 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
If you check the party affiliation of the North Carolina Governor, Beverly Perdue, you would have an answer as to why this is taking place. The NC governor has the same thing in common as the governors from New York, Rhode Island, Hawaii, and Colorado who pulled the same stunt. Privacy be damned and taxes here we come.
The retail giant has filed a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's demand that it hand over the names and addresses of every state resident who purchased items on the site since 2003 in order to collect income taxes.
"Despite assurances from tax collectors that the era of Big Brother isn't here, they seem to be doing a lot to rewrite the book for modern times," Pete Sepp, the executive vice president for the National Taxpayers Union, told CNET. "Unless Amazon succeeds, extraordinary demands like these could become the norm."