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DISCLOSURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS. IDENTITY THEFT REMEDIES. UNFAIR COMPETITION ACTIONS. TELEMARKETING CALLS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Prohibits businesses from disclosing consumers' social security numbers except as specified. Allows identity theft victims to recover treble damages. Authorizes unfair competition actions to remedy violations of this measure and constitutional right of privacy. Requires that monies obtained from unfair business practices be used to remedy harm, to prevent/redress unfair business practices, or by court-approved fund for other specified purposes. Allows remaining monies and civil penalties to be used for any purpose. Prohibits telemarketing calls from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. next day. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure could result in additional state and local government court and enforcement costs, and in additional state and local government revenues from civil and other penalties.
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DISCLOSURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS. IDENTITY THEFT REMEDIES. UNFAIR COMPETITION ACTIONS. TELEMARKETING CALLS.INITIATIVE STATUTE. California Initiative 1039 (2004).