Arizona Privacy laws & HR compliance analysis

Arizona Privacy: What you need to know

Arizona recognizes all four common-law invasion of privacy claims:
• Intrusion upon solitude or seclusion (Hart v. Seven Resorts, Inc., 190 Ariz. 272, 947 P.2d 846 (Ct. App. 1997));
• Public disclosure of private facts (e.g., unreasonable publicity given to one's private life) (Reed v. Real Detective Publ’g Co., Inc., 63 Ariz. 294, 162 P.2d 133 (1945);
• False light privacy (e.g., publicity that normally places the other in a false light before the public) (Godbehere v. Phoenix Newspapers, Inc., 783 P.2d 781 (Ariz. 1989); and
• Appropriation of one's name or likeness (In re Estate of Reynolds, 327 P.3d 213 (Ariz. Ct. App. Div. 1 2014)).
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In addition, Arizona's state constitution guarantees citizens' right not to be disturbed in their private affairs or have their homes invaded without the authority of the law (Ariz. Const., art. 2, § 8).
A person or entity may not:
• Intentionally communicate or otherwise make an individual's SSN available to the general public;
• Print an individual's SSN on any card required for the individual to receive products or services provided by the person or entity;
• Require the transmission of an individual's SSN over the Internet unless the connection is secure or the SSN is encrypted;
• Require the use of an individual's SSN to access an Internet website, unless a password or unique personal identification number or other authentication device is also required to access the site; or
• Print an individual's SSN on any materials that are mailed to the individual, unless state or federal law requires the SSN to be on the document to be maile 00d (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 44-1373).
This law does not prohibit the collection, use, or release of an SSN as ...

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