January 13, 2015
On Sept. 2, 2014, Gov. Markell signed HB 294 into law. The new law requires that an employer take all reasonable steps to destroy personal identifying information that is no longer to be retained by the employer. The term personal identifying information includes an employee’s name (or first initial and last name) in combination with his or her signature, date of birth, social security number, passport number, driver’s license number, state identification number, insurance policy number, financial services account number, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number or any other financial or confidential health information. The employer must shred, erase or otherwise destroy or modify personal identifying information to make it entirely unreadable or indecipherable through any means. The law became effective Jan. 1, 2015.
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