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North Carolina


Law: Please note this State does not have a general privacy law in effect, you can visit our US State Law Tracker to monitor the progress of US State bills.

Regulator: The North Carolina Attorney General ('AG')

Summary: At present, North Carolina does not have a general privacy act or any general constitutional right to privacy. In addition, North Carolina common law only recognises two of the four traditional common law claims for invasion of privacy: appropriation of one's likeness and intrusion upon seclusion. However, under the Identity Theft Protection Act under § 75-60 et seq. of the North Carolina General Statutes, there is a requirement for any business that owns or licenses personal information of residents of North Carolina or any business that conducts business in North Carolina that owns or licenses such information in any form to notify the affected individuals.