Sec. 521.051. UNAUTHORIZED USE OR POSSESSION OF PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION. (11957)(1-click HTML)
(a) A person may not obtain, possess, transfer, or use personal identifying information of another person without the other person's consent and with intent to obtain a good, a service, insurance, an extension of credit, or any other thing of value in the other person's name. (11958)
(b) It is a defense to an action brought under this section that an act by a person: (11959)
(1) is covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1681 et seq.); and (11960)
(2) is in compliance with that Act and regulations adopted under that Act. (11961)
(c) This section does not apply to: (11962)
(1) a financial institution as defined by 15 U.S.C. Section 6809; or (11963)
(2) a covered entity as defined by Section 601.001 or 602.001, Insurance Code. (11964)
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 885 (H.B. 2278), Sec. 2.01, eff. April 1, 2009. (11965)
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