The US Supreme Court just set the stage for a rude privacy shock to American consumers.  

By failing to take-up the DMA case, states will now be unrestrained in passing new “tattletale reporting” laws that force online and catalog retailers to report personal information and purchase data to state tax collectors.   

That means state governments will receive data about residents’ purchases, including personal health products and politically-themed books and movies.

American voters and privacy advocates are not going to stand still while “tattletale reporting” laws move in state capitals.  The Supreme Court is surely going to find this question right back on their doorstep next year.