Maine Revised Statutes

§8-510. Disclosure of lists of the names, addresses and account numbers of credit card holders

1. Disclosure prohibited.   Except as provided in subsection 2, it is unlawful for a person, business, corporation, partnership, agency, financial institution, credit card registration service or other entity to rent, sell, exchange or otherwise disclose or make available to another person or entity a list containing the names, addresses and account numbers of credit card holders without the express, written permission of the credit card holders.
[ 2011, c. 427, Pt. A, §15 (NEW) .]
2. Exceptions.   The following disclosures of lists containing the names, addresses and account numbers of credit card holders are not prohibited:
A. Disclosure to or from a consumer reporting agency, as defined in Title 10, section 1308, subsection 3, as long as the transfer is for purposes of compliance with and in a manner consistent with the terms of the Fair Credit Reporting Act; [2013, c. 588, Pt. C, §1 (AMD).]
B. Disclosure between a parent corporation and a subsidiary or affiliate of that corporation or between subsidiaries or affiliates of a parent corporation; [2011, c. 427, Pt. A, §15 (NEW).]
C. Disclosure in connection with the sale or pledge, or negotiation of the sale or pledge, of any portion of a business or the assets of a business, as long as the party to whom disclosure is made maintains the confidentiality of the information disclosed; [2011, c. 427, Pt. A, §15 (NEW).]
D. Disclosure in connection with authorization, processing, billing, collection, charge-back, fraud prevention or credit card recovery; and [2011, c. 427, Pt. A, §15 (NEW).]
E. Disclosure pursuant to state or federal law or at the direction of a governmental entity pursuant to law or in response to a court order. [2011, c. 427, Pt. A, §15 (NEW).]
[ 2013, c. 588, Pt. C, §1 (AMD) .]
3. Violation.   A violation of this section constitutes a violation of the Maine Consumer Credit Code and the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act.
[ 2011, c. 427, Pt. A, §15 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2011, c. 427, Pt. A, §15 (NEW). 2013, c. 588, Pt. C, §1 (AMD).

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