Legislative

Federal

Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act. 2003 was enacted in December 2003 with more specific document destruction rules coming into effect June 1, 2005 amended the existing Fair Credit Reporting Act providing consumers, companies, consumer reporting agencies and regulators with new tools to expand consumer access to credit, enhance the accuracy of consumer financial information, and help fight is administered by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a federal U.S. law the protects the privacy of student education records.

Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLB)
The Financial Modernization Act of 1999, also known as the Gram-Leach Bliley Act (GLB Act), protects the privacy of consumer information held by financial institutions and requires companies to give consumers privacy notices that explain the institutions information-sharing practices. The Act also provides consumers with the right to limit some sharing of their information.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, is a United States federal law that requires health care organizations to “maintain reasonable and appropriate. technical, and physical safeguards to prevent intentional or unintentional use or disclosure of protected health information.” Protected health information (PHI) includes patient medical records, patient logs, insurance, billing and other personally identifiable health information.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
Enacted following a series of high-profile accounting scandals in the United States, most notably Enron and WorldCom, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is intended to enhance corporate responsibility and financial reporting as well as combat corporate and accounting fraud. It is one of the most complex pieces of legislation passed in the United States in recent years and includes some of the most far reaching reforms of American business practices since the 1930’s.

US Safe Harbor Program
The European Union’s Directive on Data Protection prohibits the transfer of personal data to US companies which do not met the Commission’s standards for privacy protection.

USA Patriot Act
The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act was enacted in October 2001 in an effort to “deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigators tools and for other purposes.”


State

Florida Unlawful Use of Personal Identification Information Act (HB 481)
The Florida Unlawful use of Personal Identification Information Act requires businesses to notify individuals when a security breach results in their personal information being released to unauthorized parties if the breach has or will likely result in harm to the affected individuals. The Act specifies the notification steps businesses must follow in the event of a security breach.

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