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Corporate Compliance
Laws & Regulations

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

Sec. 6801. Protection of nonpublic personal information

(a) Privacy obligation policy
It is the policy of the Congress that each financial institution has an affirmative and continuing obligation to respect the privacy of its customers and to protect the security and confidentiality of those customers' nonpublic personal information.

(b) Financial institutions safeguards
In furtherance of the policy in subsection (a) of this section, each agency or authority described in section 6805(a) of this title shall establish appropriate standards for the financial institutions subject to their jurisdiction relating to administrative, technical, and physical safeguards –

(1) to insure the security and confidentiality of customer records and information;

(2) to protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such records; and

(3) to protect against unauthorized access to or use of such records or information which could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any customer.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The federal law states that health providers must be “Securing patient records containing individually identifiable health information so that they are not readily available to those who do not need them” and “Adopting and implementing privacy procedures for its practice, hospital, or plan”.

California Codes

Civil Code Section 1798.81-82

1798.81. A business shall take all reasonable steps to destroy, or arrange for the destruction of a customer's records within its custody or control containing personal information which is no longer to be retained by the business by (1) shredding, (2) erasing, or (3) otherwise modifying the personal information in those records to make it unreadable or undecipherable through any means.

1798.82. (a) Any customer injured by a violation of this title may institute a civil action to recover damages. (b) Any business that violates, proposes to violate, or has violated this title may be enjoined. (c) The rights and remedies available under this section are cumulative to each other and to any other rights and remedies available under law.

Federal Environmental Protection Agency
Universal/Restricted Waste Regulations

40 CFR -PART 273 – Standards for Universal Waste Management

Sec: 273.1 – Scope; 273.2 - Batteries; 273.3 – Pesticides; 273.4 – Mercury
Thermostats; 273.5 – Lamps

These regulations have streamlined hazardous waste management standards for the federal universal wastes (batteries, pesticides, thermostats, and lamps). The regulations govern the collection and management of these widely generated wastes. This facilitates the environmentally sound collection and increases the proper recycling or treatment of the universal wastes mentioned above.

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