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House Bill 1046


House Bill 1046

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB1046 (Updated April 11, 2007 1:03 pm - DI 84)


False or misleading caller identification. Prohibits a person from knowingly and with intent to defraud transmitting false or misleading caller ID information through a caller ID service offered to a subscriber in Indiana. Exempts: (1) the blocking of caller ID information; and (2) lawful investigative activities. Provides that a violation of the prohibition is: (1) a Class B misdemeanor; and (2) a deceptive act actionable by the attorney general. Provides that a subsequent violation is a Class A misdemeanor. Provides a cause of action for: (1) damages; and (2) injunctive relief; for any person aggrieved by a violation. Prohibits a person from knowingly obtaining confidential customer records from a telecommunications service provider through certain false or fraudulent means. Provides that a person shall not knowingly and with intent to defraud: (1) sell or transfer; (2) purchase, receive, or use; or (3) disclose or allow access to; a provider's confidential customer records without the customer's prior authorization. Exempts: (1) lawful investigative activities; and (2) certain disclosures by a telecommunications service provider. Requires a provider to notify affected customers of any unauthorized acquisition or disclosure of confidential customer records. Provides that a violation of a prohibited act is: (1) a Class B misdemeanor; and (2) a deceptive act actionable by the attorney general. Provides that a subsequent violation is a Class D felony. Provides a cause of action for damages or injunctive relief for any person aggrieved by a violation. Exempts bona fide public opinion surveys and persons conducting public opinion surveys from the prohibition against using automatic dialing-announcing devices.
Current Status:
 In Conference Committee
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