incrediBILL - 8:54 pm on Apr 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
Most states require the resident purchaser to pay applicable taxes.
Since these people haven't paid their taxes on these purchases they are in violation of the law, so it's a legal thing, not a privacy thing, and Amazon is the most likely place to collect from the most that haven't paid their taxes.
So it's really not a privacy thing, it's a scofflaw thing.
Which probably puts NC's legal request for tax collection as the winner.
Don't yell at me, I don't like it either, I'm just telling how I think it'll go down.