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House Bill 1376

House Bill 1376

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1376 (Updated April 16, 2013 4:36 pm - DI 84)

Various privacy issues. Makes the following changes to the statute concerning telephone caller identification services: (1) Repeals the definition of "telecommunications service provider". (2) Adds the definition of "provider". In the statutes concerning: (1) telephone caller identification services; and (2) telephone solicitations; replaces the term "caller ID" with the term "caller identification", as used in the federal Caller ID Act of 2009. Provides that a person shall not knowingly and with the intent to defraud or cause harm to another person, or to wrongfully obtain anything of value, cause any caller identification service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification information to a subscriber in Indiana. Exempts certain activities from the prohibition. Provides that a violation of the prohibition is: (1) a Class B misdemeanor; and (2) a deceptive act actionable by the attorney general. Specifies that the attorney general may recover a civil penalty of not more than $10,000 for a knowing violation. 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 the professional licensing agency (PLA) or a board administered by the PLA from disclosing to the public personal information of an individual who: (1) applies for or holds a license, certificate, registration, or permit issued by a board; or (2) is a member of a board administered by the PLA; subject to certain exceptions specified by law. Makes conforming amendments.
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