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§ 13-606. Confidentiality of information

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and Professions

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 13. Private Detectives (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Miscellaneous Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 13-606
§ 13-606. Confidentiality of information
In general
(a) A private detective agency may not divulge information obtained while providing services unless:
(1) directed by the client for whom the services are provided;
(2) authorized by subsection (b) of this section; or
(3) required by law.
Information about criminal offense
(b) If, while providing services, a private detective agency obtains any information about a criminal offense, the private detective agency may divulge the information to:
(1) a law enforcement officer;
(2) the Attorney General or a representative of the Attorney General; or
(3) a State's Attorney or a representative of a State's Attorney.
Information shared among agency employees, staff
(c) Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, an individual who is employed by a private detective agency may not divulge to anyone other than to authorized staff of the agency any information that:
(1) was acquired by the employee or other agency staff while providing services for the agency; and
(2) relates to the assignment for which services are provided.
Request for information by Secretary
(d) An employee of a private detective agency may divulge information that is restricted under subsection (c) of this section:
(1) as directed by the private detective agency; or
(2) on a request made by the Secretary in the course of an investigation by the Secretary.


Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, c. 3, § 2, eff. March 7, 1995; Acts 1996, c. 602, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1996.
Formerly Art. 56, § 596.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 13-606, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 13-606
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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