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Identity Theft laws in Hawaii

  • Identity theft Law - HI Rev. Stat. § 708-839.6-8 (See statutes and documents) 

  • Act 135 (Notification of Security Breaches).
    • Requires businesses and government agencies that keep confidential personal information about consumers to notify those consumers if that information has been compromised by an unauthorized disclosure.
    • Takes effect on January 1, 2007.

  • Act 136 (Destruction of Personal information).
    • The law, sometimes referred to as the "dumpster diving" law, requires businesses and government agencies to take reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to an individual’s personal information when disposing of the records they keep.
    • Takes effect on January 1, 2007.

  • Act 137 (Social Security Number Protection).
    • Restricts businesses and government agencies from disclosing consumers’ Social Security numbers to the general public.
    • Takes effect on July 1, 2007.
  • Act 139 (Criminal Penalties).
    • Establishes "unauthorized possession of confidential personal information" as a class C felony and adds identity theft as an enumerated offense within the repeat offender statute.
    • Took effect on May 25, 2006.

  • Act 140 (ID Theft Task Force).
    • Better protects Hawaii’s citizens from identity theft by changing the name of the Hawaii Anti-Phishing Task Force to the Identity Theft Task Force and expands the Task Force’s responsibilities to include prevention of identity theft.
    • Took effect on May 25, 2006.

  • SB 3092
    • Only the last four digits of a social security number shall be listed on judgments, orders, or decrees endorsed and recorded in the bureau of conveyances or land court.
    • Effective 7/1/2008. 

  • Data Breach Notification - Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 487N-1 to 487N-2

  • Hawaii Expanded Identity Theft Laws - Click to download the attached file(s): Hawaii.pdf
    Provided by ID Safety in partnership with International Association of Chiefs of Police and Bank of America

Credit Freeze Law in Hawaii

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