2015 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XXXI - TRADE AND COMMERCE
Chapter 359-C - RIGHT TO PRIVACY
Section 359-C:19 - Definitions.

NH Rev Stat § 359-C:19 (2015) What's This?

    359-C:19 Definitions. – In this subdivision:
    I. "Computerized data'' means personal information stored in an electronic format.
    II. "Encrypted'' means the transformation of data through the use of an algorithmic process into a form for which there is a low probability of assigning meaning without use of a confidential process or key, or securing the information by another method that renders the data elements completely unreadable or unusable. Data shall not be considered to be encrypted for purposes of this subdivision if it is acquired in combination with any required key, security code, access code, or password that would permit access to the encrypted data.
    III. "Person'' means an individual, corporation, trust, partnership, incorporated or unincorporated association, limited liability company, or other form of entity, or any agency, authority, board, court, department, division, commission, institution, bureau, or other state governmental entity, or any political subdivision of the state.
    IV. (a) "Personal information'' means an individual's first name or initial and last name in combination with any one or more of the following data elements, when either the name or the data elements are not encrypted:
          (1) Social security number.
          (2) Driver's license number or other government identification number.
          (3) Account number, credit card number, or debit card number, in combination with any required security code, access code, or password that would permit access to an individual's financial account.
       (b) "Personal information'' shall not include information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state, or local government records.
    V. "Security breach'' means unauthorized acquisition of computerized data that compromises the security or confidentiality of personal information maintained by a person doing business in this state. Good faith acquisition of personal information by an employee or agent of a person for the purposes of the person's business shall not be considered a security breach, provided that the personal information is not used or subject to further unauthorized disclosure.

Source. 2006, 242:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2007.


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