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Kansas Privacy: What you need to know

Kansas recognizes the common law legal claim of invasion of privacy (Dotson v. McLaughlin, 531 P.2d 1 (KS 1975)). There are four ways one can invade the privacy of another person:
• Unreasonable intrusion upon solitude or seclusion;
• Unreasonable publicity given to one's private life;
• Publicity that places one in a false light in the public eye; and
• Appropriation of one's name or likeness.
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Identity fraud. A person commits identity fraud when he or she:
• Uses or supplies false information to obtain an identification document; or
• Makes, counterfeits, alters, amends, manufactures, or otherwise replicates an identification document with the intent to deceive (KS Stat. Sec. 21-6107).
Identity fraud is a felony in Kansas.
Identification documents. An identification document is any card, certificate, document, or banking instrument (such as credit or debit cards). Identification documents also include driver's licenses, nondriver identification cards, certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates, Social Security cards, and employee identification cards (KS Stat. Sec. 21-5918).
Businesses and government agencies that own or license computerized data that includes personal information must conduct a good-faith and prompt investigation upon discovering a possible security breach to determine whether personal information has been or will be misused (KS Stat. Sec. 50-7a01 et seq.). If the investigation determines that the misuse of the information has or is likely to occur, the business or agency must give notice to all affected Kansas residents. Notice must be provided as quickly as possible, consistent with the needs of law enforcement and any measures ...

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