Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

Safe Destruction of Documents Containing Personal Information

SECTION 6-52-2

§ 6-52-2. Safe destruction of documents.

A business shall take reasonable steps to destroy or arrange for the destruction of a customer's personal information within its custody and control that is no longer to be retained by the business by shredding, erasing, or otherwise destroying and/or modifying the personal information in those records to make it unreadable or indecipherable through any means for the purpose of:

(1) Ensuring the security and confidentiality of customer personal information;

(2) Protecting against any reasonably foreseeable threats or hazards to the security or integrity of customer personal information; and

(3) Protecting against unauthorized access to, or use of, customer personal information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any customer.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 247, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 285, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 528, § 39.)