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§ 14-3502. Protection of customer's personal information

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCommercial LawEffective: January 1, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Commercial Law
Title 14. Miscellaneous Consumer Protection Provisions
Subtitle 35. Maryland Personal Information Protection Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2018
MD Code, Commercial Law, § 14-3502
§ 14-3502. Protection of customer's personal information
(a) In this section, “customer” means an individual residing in the State who provides personal information to a business for the purpose of purchasing or leasing a product or obtaining a service from the business.
(b) When a business is destroying a customer's, an employee's, or a former employee's records that contain personal information of the customer, employee, or former employee, the business shall take reasonable steps to protect against unauthorized access to or use of the personal information, taking into account:
(1) The sensitivity of the records;
(2) The nature and size of the business and its operations;
(3) The costs and benefits of different destruction methods; and
(4) Available technology.

Credits

Added by Acts 2007, c. 531, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2008; Acts 2007, c. 532, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 518, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2018.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2017 Legislation
Acts 2017, c. 518, § 1, in (b), substituted “destroying a customer's, an employee's, or a former employee's records that contain personal information of the customer, employee, or former employee,” for “destroying a customer's records that contain personal information of the customer,”.
MD Code, Commercial Law, § 14-3502, MD COML § 14-3502
Current through legislation effective July 1, 2020, from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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