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2017 Georgia Code
Title 46 - Public Utilities and Public Transportation
Chapter 5 - Telephone Service
Article 4 - Telecommunications and Competition Development
§ 46-5-173. Unpublished telephone identification
Universal Citation: GA Code § 46-5-173 (2017)
- (a) Any person that obtains an unpublished telephone identification using a telephone caller identification service may not do any of the following without the written consent of the customer of the unpublished telephone line identification:
- (1) Intentionally disclose the unpublished telephone line identification to another person for purposes of resale or commercial gain;
- (2) Intentionally use the unpublished telephone line identification to solicit business; or
- (3) Intentionally disclose the unpublished telephone line identification through a computer data base, on-line bulletin board, or other similar mechanism.
- (b) Each intentional disclosure or use of an unpublished telephone line identification is a separate violation. A person other than a corporation who violates subsection (a) of this Code section may be required by the commission to pay a civil penalty of not more than $5,000.00. A corporation that violates subsection (a) of this Code section may be required by the commission to pay a civil penalty of not more than $50,000.00.
- (c) The commission shall promulgate rules to further establish privacy guidelines applicable to telecommunications services.
- (d) No provider of telephone caller identification service shall be held liable for violations of this article committed by other persons or corporations.
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