VA HB884 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-27 - Continued to 2021 in Communications, Technology and Innovation by voice vote
Pending: House Communications, Technology and Innovation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Safe destruction of records containing personal identifying information. Requires a commercial entity that is in possession of, or has within its custody or control, records that (i) contain consumers' unencrypted, unredacted personal identifying information and (ii) are no longer needed by the commercial entity to take reasonable steps to destroy, or arrange for the destruction of, the records by shredding, erasing, or otherwise destroying or modifying the personal identifying information in the records to make it unreadable or indecipherable. The measure does not apply to certain financial institutions, health insurance or health care facilities, consumer reporting agencies, or governmental entities. The measure authorizes a consumer who incurs actual damages due to a reckless or intentional violation of these requirements by a commercial entity to bring a civil action.

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Personal identifying information; safe destruction of records.



2020-01-27HouseContinued to 2021 in Communications, Technology and Innovation by voice vote
2020-01-07HouseReferred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
2020-01-07HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104896D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
591571(n/a)See Bill Text
591574(n/a)See Bill Text

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