September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019

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September 16, 2019

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North Dakota Data Misuse Law Amended

North Dakota criminal law currently contains penalties for misusing the personal information of another. That law has been expanded, and beginning August 1, 2019, it is a class B felony to use a skimmer or scanning device to try get information from a payment card, credit card, or state ID without the permission of the authorized card holder. Also changing August 1 are more elements in the definition of personal information. Namely, payment card information, biometric data, and other “numbers, documents or information that can be used to access another person’s financial records.” Existing elements in the law included social security numbers, employee ID, mother’s maiden name, and the like.

Putting it Into Practice: This amendment is a reminder that states have a variety of laws in place aimed at protecting individuals from the misuse of their personal information. These laws are constantly being re-examined, and the definition of personal information is ever-expanding.


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Liisa Thomas, Sheppard Mullin Law Firm, Chicago, Cybersecurity Law Attorney

Liisa Thomas, a partner based in the firm’s Chicago and London offices, is Co-Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. Her clients rely on her ability to create clarity in a sea of confusing legal requirements and describe her as “extremely responsive, while providing thoughtful legal analysis combined with real world practical advice.” Liisa is the author of the definitive treatise on data breach, Thomas on Data Breach: A Practical Guide to Handling Worldwide Data Breach Notification, which has been described as “a no-nonsense roadmap for in-house and...