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The Florida Unlawful Use of Personal Identification Act (UPIA)

What is UPIA?

UPIA protects Florida residents from misuse of their personal information. The Act mandates the protection of such information by businesses operating in the state and outlines an organization’s obligations to its customers in the event of a security breach.

UPIA also informs businesses on the appropriate methods for notifying Florida residents who may be unduly affected by a security breach, including special requirements for large-scale security breaches.

Who is affected by UPIA?

  • A social security number
  • A driver’s license number or Florida Identification Card number
  • A financial account number
  • A credit card or debit card number accompanied by applicable passwords or security codes
  • A government passport number medical records

Any business that fails to report a suspected breach within 45 days of its determination is liable for an administrative fine as high as $500,000.

Your Partner in Regulatory Compliance

By purging outdated files or placing one of our locked security consoles in your office, PROSHRED® can assist your company in maintaining a document destruction program that meets UPIA regulations. Using state-of-the-art technology our highly trained and certified security professionals efficiently shred all documents right on your premises. We give you the option to watch the shredding process, and also provide you with a Certificate of Destruction that records each shred. Trust PROSHRED® as your partner in compliance for maintaining your document security program.

For more information on the Florida Unlawful Use of Personal Identification Act, please visit Florida House of Representatives.

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