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Oregon Notaries: There is a New Journal Rule: ID Theft Protections

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From the Secretary of State’s office, Filing in Oregon dot com:

The Secretary of State has issued a new Oregon Administrative Rule, effective May 1, 2008 OAR 160-100-0210 Information Required to Be Recorded in Notarial Journal. This rule addresses protections for Notaries and the clients they serve, by helping Notaries comply with the Oregon Consumer Identity Theft Protection Act.

The Oregon Consumer Identity Theft Protection Act went into effect January 1, 2008. “The purpose of the bill is to provide a level of assurance to consumers that their personal information will be safeguarded, and decrease incidents of identity theft in a meaningful way.

SB 583 contains strong standards for safeguarding personal information, requires notification to consumers if there is a breach of security that may result in a disclosure of information, and gives consumers the right to request a security freeze of their credit file to provide some protection against an identity thief obtaining credit in their name. The law [applies] to all entities that handle personal information, whether they are in the public or private sector.” The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) …” (read full story)

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