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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 20. State Board of Elections
Chapter 20. General Administration

1VAC20-20-20. Electronic transmission of records containing sensitive personal information; encryption or redaction required..

State and local election staff shall use encryption technology meeting the Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, FIPS PUB 140-2, issued May 25, 2001, with change notices through December 3, 2002, of the National Institute of Technology (NIST) of the United States Department of Commerce ( to transmit electronically any records containing sensitive personal information. Electronic transmission includes email or facsimile transmission. For purposes of this regulation, sensitive personal information means: (i) more than four digits of a social security number or other unique identifier other than voter identification number; (ii) day and month of birth; or (iii) the residence address of voters qualified for protection under § 24.2-418 of the Code of Virginia. If encryption is not used, then all sensitive personal information must be redacted from the record before the record is transmitted electronically. "Redact" means alteration or truncation of data so that no sensitive personal information is accessible.

Statutory Authority

§ 24.2-103 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 16, eff. March 28, 2011.

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