I remember a time they gave you the option of using your social security number as your driver’s license number; in retrospect, a terrible idea. I’m not sure how this law effects the discussion of the publication of real estate court records containing social security numbers and other personal data – but it should be considered for sure.
(1) “Person” means:
(A) An individual;
(B) A corporation;
(C) A partnership;
(D) An organization; or
(E) Any other entity; and
(2) “Publicly post” or “publicly display” means to intentionally communicate or otherwise make available to the general public.
(1) Publicly post or publicly display in any manner an individual’s social security number;
(2) Print an individual’s social security number on any card required for the individual to access products or services provided by the person or entity;
(3) Print an individual’s social security number:
(A) On a postcard or other mailer not requiring an envelope; or
(B) In a manner in which the social security number is visible on an envelope or without the envelope’s being opened; or
(4) Require an individual to transmit his or her social security number over the Internet unless the:
(A) Connection is secure; or
(B) Social security number is encrypted.
(e) This section shall not be asserted as a means to avoid compliance with an otherwise valid request for records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, § 25-19-101 et seq.
(1) Bring suit against any person for violating the provisions of this section;
(2) Collect civil penalties of up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) per violation along with attorney’s fees and costs incurred in the investigation and prosecution of the matter; and
(3) Seek appropriate injunctive relief.