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Senate Bill 0503

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF SB503 (Updated April 13, 2005 2:10 pm - DI 84)

Release of Social Security numbers. Prohibits a state agency from releasing the Social Security number of an individual unless the release is: (1) required by state law, federal law, or court order; (2) authorized in writing by the individual; (3) made to comply with the USA Patriot Act or Presidential Executive Order 13224; or (4) made to a commercial entity for permissible uses set forth in the Drivers Privacy Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or the Financial Modernization Act of 1999. Provides that disclosure of the last four digits of a Social Security number is not considered a disclosure of the Social Security number. Requires a state agency to notify: (1) an individual of a security breach of the agency's computer system if the individual's unencrypted personal information was or is reasonably believed to have been acquired by an unauthorized person; and (2) all consumer reporting agencies if notice is provided to more than 1,000 people. Makes it a Class D felony to knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly make a false representation to obtain a Social Security number or for an agency employee to knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly disclose a Social Security number. Provides that an agency employee who negligently discloses a Social Security number commits a Class A infraction. Requires an individual who prepares a document for recording to: (1) certify that the individual reviewed the entire document and took reasonable care to redact Social Security numbers in the document; and (2) record the certification. Requires: (1) each county legislative body to establish an identification security protection fund; and (2) until July 1, 2011, the county recorder to deposit $2 of the fee for recording a certification in the fund. After December 31, 2007, requires a county recorder or an employee of a county recorder to search documents using redacting technology to redact Social Security numbers before the documents are released for public inspection. Authorizes establishment of a pilot project beginning July 1, 2005, to develop procedures and test technology and equipment for searching recorded documents and redacting Social Security numbers. Requires county recorders to seek federal grants, private funds, and other sources of money to implement redacting technology.
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