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H.B. 25






Sponsor: Wayne A. Harper

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Information Technology Act to enact the Governmental Internet
             10      Information Privacy Act.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    enacts provisions governing privacy policies and the collection of personally
             14      identifiable information by a governmental entity; and
             15          .    enacts provisions regulating the posting of personally identifiable information on a
             16      court website.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      ENACTS:
             23          63D-2-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             24          63D-2-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             25          63D-2-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             26          63D-2-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953

             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 63D-2-101 is enacted to read:

             31          63D-2-101. Title.
             32          This chapter is known as the "Governmental Internet Information Privacy Act."
             33          Section 2. Section 63D-2-102 is enacted to read:
             34          63D-2-102. Definitions.
             35          As used in this chapter:
             36          (1) (a) "Collect" means the gathering of personally identifiable information:
             37          (i) from a user of a governmental website; or
             38          (ii) about a user of the governmental website.
             39          (b) "Collect" includes use of any identifying code linked to a user of a governmental
             40      website.
             41          (2) "Court website" means a website on the Internet that is operated by or on behalf of
             42      any court created in Title 78, Judicial Code.
             43          (3) "Governmental entity" means:
             44          (a) an executive branch agency as defined in Section 63D-1a-102 ;
             45          (b) the legislative branch;
             46          (c) the judicial branch;
             47          (d) the State Board of Education;
             48          (e) the Board of Regents;
             49          (f) an institution of higher education; and
             50          (g) a political subdivision of the state:
             51          (i) as defined in Section 17B-2-101 ; and
             52          (ii) including a school district.
             53          (4) (a) "Governmental website" means a website on the Internet that is operated by or
             54      on behalf of a governmental entity.
             55          (b) "Governmental website" includes a court website.
             56          (5) "Governmental website operator" means a governmental entity or person acting on
             57      behalf of the governmental entity that:
             58          (a) operates a governmental website; and

             59          (b) collects or maintains personally identifiable information from or about a user of
             60      that website.
             61          (6) "Personally identifiable information" means information that identifies:
             62          (a) a user by:
             63          (i) name;
             64          (ii) account number;
             65          (iii) physical address;
             66          (iv) email address;
             67          (v) telephone number;
             68          (vi) Social Security number;
             69          (vii) credit card information; or
             70          (viii) bank account information;
             71          (b) a user as having requested or obtained specific materials or services from a
             72      governmental website;
             73          (c) Internet sites visited by a user; or
             74          (d) any of the contents of a user's data-storage device.
             75          (7) "User" means a person who accesses a governmental website.
             76          Section 3. Section 63D-2-103 is enacted to read:
             77          63D-2-103. Collection of personally identifiable information.
             78          (1) A governmental entity may not collect personally identifiable information related to
             79      a user of the governmental entity's governmental website unless the governmental entity has
             80      taken reasonable steps to ensure that on the day on which the personally identifiable
             81      information is collected the governmental entity's governmental website complies with
             82      Subsection (2).
             83          (2) A governmental website shall contain a privacy policy statement that discloses:
             84          (a) (i) the identity of the governmental website operator; and
             85          (ii) how the governmental website operator may be contacted:
             86          (A) by telephone; or
             87          (B) electronically;
             88          (b) the personally identifiable information collected by the governmental entity;
             89          (c) a summary of how the personally identifiable information is used by:

             90          (i) the governmental entity; or
             91          (ii) the governmental website operator;
             92          (d) the practices of the following related to disclosure of personally identifiable
             93      information collected:
             94          (i) the governmental entity; or
             95          (ii) the governmental website operator;
             96          (e) the procedures, if any, by which a user of a governmental entity may request:
             97          (i) access to the user's personally identifiable information; and
             98          (ii) access to correct the user's personally identifiable information; and
             99          (f) without compromising the integrity of the security measures, a general description
             100      of the security measures in place to protect a user's personally identifiable information from
             101      unintended disclosure.
             102          Section 4. Section 63D-2-104 is enacted to read:
             103          63D-2-104. Posting certain information on a court website.
             104          (1) Except as provided in Subsections (2) and (3), a court website:
             105          (a) may not display personally identifiable information; and
             106          (b) shall contain a conspicuous notice that includes a list of documents routinely posted
             107      on the court website.
             108          (2) This section does not prohibit access to any original document as provided by law.
             109          (3) This section does not apply to:
             110          (a) the Registry of Judgments created in Section 78-22-1.5 , if the Registry of
             111      Judgments complies with Subsection (3)(b);
             112          (b) remote access to a document through a network or system that:
             113          (i) is secure; and
             114          (ii) provides restricted access through security standards developed by the court,
             115      including a registration requirement under which a prospective user must provide the
             116      prospective user's:
             117          (A) identity;
             118          (B) business or residence address; and
             119          (C) citizenship status;
             120          (c) postings related to legitimate law enforcement purposes;

             121          (d) postings of documents filed or recorded more than 100 years prior to the posting;
             122          (e) postings of:
             123          (i) historical information;
             124          (ii) genealogical information;
             125          (iii) interpretive information about historic persons and events; or
             126          (iv) educational information about historic persons and events; or
             127          (f) postings of information instructing a user how to contact a website operator,
             128      employee, or other representative of the court.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 9-22-03 10:37 AM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

Interim Committee Note
    as of 12-10-03 11:14 AM

The Public Utilities and Technology Interim Committee recommended this bill.

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