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Rhode Island Expands Data Protection Rules

In June 2015, the Rhode Island General Assembly repealed its outdated ten year old Identity Theft Protection statute and enacted the Identity Theft Protection of 2015 law (the Act). The Act was signed by Governor Raimondo on June 26, 2015 and makes wide ranging modifications to state laws protecting “personal information” (i.e., names plus confidential numbers such as social security, debit/credit and driver’s licenses) of individuals and businesses residing or operating in Rhode Island. All program requirements take effect on June 26, 2016, one year from enactment.

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