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Law: Personal Information Protection Act under §45.48.010 et seq. of Chapter 47 of Title 45 of the Alaska Statutes ('the Act')

Regulator: The Alaska Attorney General ('AG')

Summary: The Act was signed into law and entered into force on 1 July 2009, and providesing for several protections measures to ensure the protection of to personal data, including: a requirement to notify the AG, subscribers and, if applicable, a credit reporting agency, in the event of a breach of security concerning personal information; the protection of social security numbers; restrictions on the use of personal information and credit information; the disposal of records containing personal information; truncation of credit card information; and the ability to place a security freeze on a consumer credit report. In addition, the Act sets out the penalties for violations of the outlined business obligations.

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