The following definitions apply to this section:

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 11-52.1-2

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.

(1) “Electronic mail message” means a message sent to a unique destination that consists of a unique user name or mailbox and a reference to an Internet domain, whether or not displayed, and to which an electronic mail message can be sent or delivered.

(2) “Identifying information” means a piece of information that can be used to access an individual’s financial account or to obtain goods or services, and includes an individual’s:

(a) Social security number;

(b) Driver’s license number;

(c) Bank account number;

(d) Credit or debit card number;

(e) Personal identification number;

(f) Automated or electronic signature;

(g) Unique biometric data; or

(h) Account password.

(3) “Internet” means, collectively, the myriad of computer and telecommunications facilities, including equipment and operating software, that comprise the interconnected worldwide network of networks that employ the transmission control protocol or Internet protocol, or any predecessor or successor protocols to such protocol, to communicate information of all kinds by wire or radio.

(4) “Person” shall include any individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, joint venture or any other type of entity.

(5) “Web page” means allocation with respect to the worldwide web that has a single uniform resource locator or other single location with respect to the Internet.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2006, ch. 558, § 1.)