Colorado Revised Statutes Title 6 Consumer and Commercial Affairs § 6-1-713 Disposal of personal identifying documents--policy

(1) Each public and private entity in the state that uses documents during the course of business that contain personal identifying information shall develop a policy for the destruction or proper disposal of paper documents containing personal identifying information.

(2) For the purposes of this section, “personal identifying information” means:  A social security number;  a personal identification number;  a password;  a pass code;  an official state or government-issued driver's license or identification card number;  a government passport number;  biometric data;  an employer, student, or military identification number;  or a financial transaction device.

(3) A public entity that is managing its records in compliance with part 1 of article 80 of title 24, C.R.S., shall be deemed to have met its obligations under subsection (1) of this section.

(4) Unless an entity specifically contracts with a recycler or disposal firm for destruction of documents that contain personal identifying information, nothing herein shall require a recycler or disposal firm to verify that the documents contained in the products it receives for disposal or recycling have been properly destroyed or disposed of as required by this section.

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