Current as of: 2009
The following definitions apply to this section:
(a) "Person" shall include any individual, partnership association, corporation or joint venture.
(b) For purposes for this section, "breach of the security of the system" means unauthorized acquisition of unencrypted computerized data that compromises the security, confidentiality, or integrity of personal information maintained by the state agency or person. Good faith acquisition of personal information by an employee or agent of the agency for the purposes of the agency is not a breach of the security of the system; provided, that the personal information is not used or subject to further unauthorized disclosure.
(c) For purposes of this section, "personal information" means an individual's first name or first initial and last name in combination with any one or more of the following data elements, when either the name or the data elements are not encrypted:
(1) Social security number;
(2) Driver's license number or Rhode Island Identification Card number;
(3) Account number, credit or debit card number, in combination with any required security code, access code, or password that would permit access to an individual's financial account.
(d) For purposes of this section, "notice" may be provided by one of the following methods:
(1) Written notice;
(2) Electronic notice, if the notice provided is consistent with the provisions regarding electronic records and signatures set for the in Section 7001 of Title 15 of the United States Code;
(3) Substitute notice, if the state agency or person demonstrates that the cost of providing notice would exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or that the affected class of subject persons to be notified exceeds fifty thousand (50,000), or the state agency or person does not have sufficient contact information. Substitute notice shall consist of all of the following:
(A) E-mail notice when the state agency or person has an e-mail address for the subject persons;
(B) Conspicuous posting of the notice on the state agency's or person's website page, if the state agency or person maintains one;
(C) Notification to major statewide media.
Questions & Answers: Identity Theft
Rhode Island Laws: Identity Theft
Federal Regulations: Identity Theft
Current as of: 2010
All state agencies are hereby authorized and directed to extend their cooperation and lend assistance to the authority in the formulation and implementation of its planning and development program.
[Acts 1986, ch. 789, § 14.]
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