Nevada Privacy laws & HR compliance analysis

Nevada Privacy: What you need to know

Invasion of privacy is traditionally made up of four separate legal claims:
• Unreasonable intrusion upon the seclusion of another;
• Appropriation of one's name or likeness;
• Unreasonable publicity given to private facts; and
• Publicity placing another in a false light before the public.
The Nevada courts recognize all four invasion of privacy claims (Hetter v. District Court, 874 P.2d 762 (Nev. 1994)).
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Social Security numbers (SSNs). Nevada has enacted a number of laws restricting the use or disclosure of SSNs.
Records maintained by local governments are confidential and not available to the general public if they contain a person's name, address, telephone number, or other identifying information that has been provided in order to register or apply for the use of any recreational facility or activity sponsored by the local government. A person cannot be required to provide his or her SSN for these purposes (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 239.0105).
Government agencies generally cannot require an individual to provide his or her SSN on any document that is recorded, filed, or submitted to the agency on or after January 1, 2007. If the SSN must be included under a state or federal law, the agency must ensure that the SSN is maintained in a confidential manner and may disclose the SSN only as required by law (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 239B.030).
Applications to register to vote may request only the last four digits of an applicant's SSN if the applicant does not have a driver's license (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.507). County clerks are prohibited from disclosing a registered voter's SSN, driver's license or identification card number, or e-mail address (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.558).
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