Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 1, beginning on line 28, by striking SECTION 1 in its entirety and inserting therein the following:
/ SECTION 1. Subsections (C) and (E) through (I) in Section 1-11-490 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 190 of 2008, are amended to read:
"(C) The notification required by this section may be delayed if a law enforcement agency determines that the notification impedes a criminal investigation. The notification required by this section must be made after the law enforcement agency determines that it no longer compromises the investigation. A delay in notification shall not exceed seventy-two hours after discovery, unless the agency requests and the attorney general grants, in writing, additional delays of up to seventy-two hours each upon a determination that such notification impedes a criminal investigation."
"(E) The notice required by this section
may be provided by:
(1) must be clear, conspicuous, and shall include all of the following:
(a) a description of the incident in general terms;
(b) a description of the type of personal identifying information that was or is reasonably believed to have been subject to the unauthorized access and acquisition;
(c) a description of the general acts of the agency to protect the personal identifying information from further unauthorized access;
(d) a telephone number for the agency that a person may call for further information and assistance;
(e) the toll-free telephone number, addresses, and website address for the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, along with the following statement: 'For information on avoiding and defending against identity theft, you may contact the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs';
(2) may be provided by:
(1)(a) written notice;
(2)(b) electronic notice, if the person's primary method of communication with the individual is by electronic means or is consistent with the provisions regarding electronic records and signatures set forth in Section 7001 of Title 15 USC U.S.C. Section 7001 and Chapter 6, Title 26 of the 1976 Code;
(3)(c) telephonic notice; or
(4)(d) substitute notice, if the agency demonstrates that the cost of providing notice exceeds two hundred fifty thousand dollars or that the affected class of subject persons to be notified exceeds five hundred thousand or the agency has insufficient contact information. Substitute notice consists of:
(b)(ii) conspicuous posting of the notice on the agency's web site website page, if the agency maintains one; or
(c)(iii) notification to major statewide media.
(F) Notwithstanding subsection (E), an agency that maintains its own notification procedures as part of an information security policy for the treatment of personal identifying information and is otherwise consistent with the timing requirements of this section is considered to be in compliance with the notification requirements of this section if it notifies subject persons in accordance with its policies in the event of a breach of security of the system.
(G)(F) A resident of this State who is injured by a violation of this section, in addition to and cumulative of all other rights and remedies available at law, may:
(1) institute a civil action to recover damages;
(2) seek an injunction to enforce compliance; and
(3) recover attorney's fees and court costs, if successful.
(H)(G) An agency that knowingly and wilfully violates this section is subject to an administrative fine up to one thousand dollars for each resident whose information was accessible by reason of the breach, the amount to be decided by the Department of Consumer Affairs.
(I)(H) If the agency provides notice to more than one thousand persons at one time pursuant to this section, the business shall notify, without unreasonable delay, the Consumer Protection Division of the Department of Consumer Affairs and all consumer reporting agencies that compile and maintain files on a nationwide basis, as defined in 15 USC U.S.C. Section 1681a(p), of the timing, distribution, and content of the notice." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.