Idaho Privacy laws & HR compliance analysis

Idaho Privacy: What you need to know

Common law. Idaho recognizes four categories of invasion of privacy:
• Intrusion upon one's seclusion or solitude or into one's private affairs;
• Public disclosure of embarrassing private facts;
• Publicity that places the individual in a false light in the public eye; and
• Appropriation of one's name and likeness (Taylor v. K. T. V. B., Inc., 525 P.2d 984 (Idaho 1974)).
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Social Security numbers (SSNs). Unless specifically permitted by law, no person is allowed to intentionally communicate an individual's SSN to the general public (Idaho Code § 28-52-108).
State Transportation Department employees may not knowingly disclose any personal information about an individual when that information has been obtained from a motor vehicle or driver record. In addition, unless authorized by law, an individual's photograph, digitized image of a photograph, digitized signature, SSN, and medical or disability information may not be disclosed without the written consent of that individual (ID Code Sec. 49-203). Any identification card issued by the Department must not include the applicant's SSN, and the applicant's SSN is exempt from disclosure except for inquiries from authorized agencies (Idaho Code § 49-2444).
Wiretapping. Subject to certain exceptions, it is a felony for a person to:
• Willfully intercept, try to intercept, or induce another person to intercept or try to intercept any wire, electronic, or oral communication;
• Willfully use, try to use, or induce another person to use or try to use an electronic, mechanical, or other device to intercept any oral communication when the device is affixed to, or transmits a signal through, a wire, cable, or other similar ...

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