State law requires certain public bodies to provide notice to requestors of records. Please review the following notice and, if it appears applicable to you, it is your responsibility to further investigate and determine your duty, if any, under State law. The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) limits the use of certain information revealed in response to a FOIA request. Obtaining or using public records from certain governmental entities for commercial solicitation directed to any person in this State is prohibited under S.C. Code Section 30-2-50.
In addition, a person or private entity shall not knowingly obtain or use any “personal information” obtained from a public body for commercial solicitation directed to any person in the State. S.C. Code Section 30-2-50(A). “Personal information” is defined as follows: Information that identifies or describes an individual including, but not limited to, an individual’s photograph or digitized image, social security number, date of birth, driver’s identification number, name, home address, home telephone number, medical or disability information, education level, financial status, bank account(s) number(s), account or identification number issued by and/or used by any federal or state governmental agency or private financial institution, employment history, height, weight, race, other physical details, signature, biometric identifiers, and any credit records or reports.
S.C. Code Section 30-2-30(1). A person knowingly violating the provisions of S.C. Code Section 30-2-50(A) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars or imprisoned for a term not to exceed one year, or both. S.C. Code Section 30-2-50(D).
PENALTY: A person knowingly violating the provisions of S.C. Code Section 30-2-50(A) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars or imprisoned for a term not to exceed one year, or both. S.C. Code Section 30-2-50(D).
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The County of Orangeburg, its officials and employees, also specifically disclaim any representation regarding the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or sequence of any of the information provided in this database. Again, users shall instead rely on original source materials that are maintained and updated in accordance with specific legal requirements, not on this database.
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