Texas Business & Commerce Code - Section 35.58. Confidentiality Of Social Security Number
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§ 35.58. CONFIDENTIALITY OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. Text of section as added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 341, § 1 (a) A person may not print an individual's social security number on a card or other device required to access a product or service provided by the person unless the individual has requested in writing such printing. A person may not require a request for such printing as a condition to receipt of or access to a product or service provided by the person. (b) A person who violates this section is liable to the state for a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $500 for each violation. The attorney general or the prosecuting attorney in the county in which the violation occurs may bring suit to recover the civil penalty imposed under this section. The attorney general may bring an action in the name of the state to restrain or enjoin a person from violating this section. (c) This section does not apply to: (1) the collection, use, or release of a social security number that is required by state or federal law, including Chapter 552, Government Code; or (2) the use of a social security number for internal verification or administrative purposes. Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 341, § 1, eff. March 1, 2005. For text of section as added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1326, § 6, see § 35.58, post. For text of section as added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 649, § 1, see § 35.58, post.
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