2009 California Civil Code - Section 1798.55-1798.57 :: Article 10. Penalties

SECTION 1798.55-1798.57

1798.55.  The intentional violation of any provision of this chapter
or of any rules or regulations adopted thereunder, by an officer or
employee of any agency shall constitute a cause for discipline,
including termination of employment.

1798.56.  Any person who willfully requests or obtains any record
containing personal information from an agency under false pretenses
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than five
thousand dollars ($5,000), or imprisoned not more than one year, or

1798.57.  Except for disclosures which are otherwise required or
permitted by law, the intentional disclosure of medical, psychiatric,
or psychological information in violation of the disclosure
provisions of this chapter is punishable as a misdemeanor if the
wrongful disclosure results in economic loss or personal injury to
the individual to whom the information pertains.

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