Michigan Data Destruction Statute

The Michigan Data Destruction Statute § 445.72a (the “Statute”) is a state statutory law that establishes a data disposal standard for the destruction of personal information about Michigan residents. The Statute also criminalizes the knowing violation of the Statute as a misdemeanor. Applicability The Statute applies to persons or agencies that maintain a database of […]

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FTC Consumer Report Information Disposal Rule

The Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records Rule (the “Rule”) is a federal regulation promulgated by the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) under Section 216 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA). Section 216 was intended to reduce the risk of consumer fraud and related harms, including identity theft, created by […]

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Illinois Data Disposal Statutes

Introduction The Illinois Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) contains provisions that establish standards for the disposal of the personal information (“Data Disposal Statutes”) of Illinois residents collected and processed by private legal entities and government agencies. The Data Disposal Statute contains two distinct provisions, 530/30 and 530/40. The former provision, adopted in 2006, applies to […]

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