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 July 23, 2009  Posted by  Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

David Navetta of InfoSecCompliance provides an overview of a new law in Maine that limits the collection of personal information of minors. The law, which goes into effect on September 12, 2009, has a provision for an individual  cause of action in state court, unlike many privacy laws that do not provide for an individual cause of action:

3. Civil violation; penalty. Notwithstanding the penalty provisions of Title 5, section 209, each violation of this chapter constitutes a civil violation for which a fine may be assessed of:

A. No less than $10,000 and no more than $20,000 for a first violation; and
B. No less than $20,000 for a 2nd or subsequent violation

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