S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 7, 2013
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to unauthorized release of
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 190.90 to
read as follows:
S 190.90 UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OF PERSONAL DATA.
1. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OF PERSONAL DATA WHEN HE
OR SHE RELEASES, PUBLISHES, PROVIDES, DISTRIBUTES, OR MAKES AVAILABLE TO
ANY OTHER PERSON, THROUGH ANY MEANS, THE PERSONAL DATA OF ANY PERSON
WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF SUCH PERSON.
2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "PERSONAL DATA" MEANS A PERSON'S
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, FINANCIAL SERVICES ACCOUNT NUMBER OR CODE,
SAVINGS ACCOUNT NUMBER OR CODE, CHECKING ACCOUNT NUMBER OR CODE, BROKER-
AGE ACCOUNT NUMBER OR CODE, CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT NUMBER OR CODE, DEBIT
CARD NUMBER OR CODE, AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE NUMBER OR CODE, TAXPAYER
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, TELEPHONE CALLING CARD NUMBER, MOBILE IDENTIFICA-
TION NUMBER OR CODE, ELECTRONIC SERIAL NUMBER, OR PERSONAL IDENTIFICA-
UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OF PERSONAL DATA IS A CLASS E FELONY.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.