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South Carolina's Financial Identity Fraud and Identity Theft Protection Act requires businesses to notify their customers about a data breach and inform consumer reporting agencies when the breach affects more than 1,000 SC residents. Businesses
can be fined $1,000 per consumer affected by the breach. This law applies to all companies conducting business in South Carolina.
Name of Law / Statute
Financial Identity Fraud and Identity Theft Protection Act
Definition of Protected Information
Combination of (1) name or other identifying info, PLUS (2) one or more of these "data" elements: SSN; driver's license number; or account number, credit card number, debit card number if accompanied by PIN, password, or
Who Is Subject to Law?
Any person or business conducting business in the state who licenses or owns PI
Notification of Consumers?
By what means?
Written, phone, or electronic (depending on prior relationship); if >1,000 residents, must notify consumer reporting agencies
Substitute Notice Threshold?
If cost of notice >$250,000 or involves >500k residents
Notification of authorities / regulators required?
Yes, if >1,000 residents affected
Credit monitoring requirement?
Private lawsuits allowed?
Private damages cap?
Actual damages + costs, fees
Regulatory actions allowed?
HIPAA Compliance exemption?
Other (e.g., timeframe)
Law does not apply if PI was encrypted or otherwise secured or modified to protect PI
Link to complete law
South Carolina data breach law
Read the full text of South Carolina’s data breach law.