Provides that it shall be a felony for any person to release personal data without consent.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to unauthorized release of personal data
PURPOSE: Relates to the unauthorized release of certain personal identifying information.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends the penal law by adding a new section 190.87, unauthorized release of personal data.
Section two is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Releasing personal identifying information to the public is a very serious matter. Particularly with the advent of the Internet and other recent technological advances, it is easier than ever for copious amounts of people to view information quickly. Disseminating personal identifying information creates widespread opportunity for identity theft, a crime with devastating financial consequences that has been on the rise in recent years. The bill makes unauthorized release of personal identifying information a class E felony.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.7846 - Referred to Rules.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3602 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 7, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to unauthorized release of personal data THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 190.90 to read as follows: S 190.90 UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OF PERSONAL DATA. 1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OF PERSONAL DATA WHEN HE OR SHE RELEASES, PUBLISHES, PROVIDES, DISTRIBUTES, OR MAKES AVAILABLE TO ANY OTHER PERSON, THROUGH ANY MEANS, THE PERSONAL DATA OF ANY PERSON WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF SUCH PERSON. 2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "PERSONAL DATA" MEANS A PERSON'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, FINANCIAL SERVICES ACCOUNT NUMBER OR CODE, SAVINGS ACCOUNT NUMBER OR CODE, CHECKING ACCOUNT NUMBER OR CODE, BROKER- AGE ACCOUNT NUMBER OR CODE, CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT NUMBER OR CODE, DEBIT CARD NUMBER OR CODE, AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE NUMBER OR CODE, TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, TELEPHONE CALLING CARD NUMBER, MOBILE IDENTIFICA- TION NUMBER OR CODE, ELECTRONIC SERIAL NUMBER, OR PERSONAL IDENTIFICA- TION NUMBER. UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OF PERSONAL DATA IS A CLASS E FELONY. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05607-01-3