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§ 15C‑9.  Disclosure ofaddress prohibited.

(a)        The AttorneyGeneral is prohibited from disclosing any address or telephone number of aprogram participant other than the substitute address designated by theAttorney General, except under the following circumstances:

(1)        The information isrequested by a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency for official useonly.

(2)        The information isrequired by direction of a court order. However, any person to whom a programparticipant's address or telephone number has been disclosed shall not disclosethe address or telephone number to any other person unless permitted to do soby order of the court.

(3)        Upon request by anagency to verify the participation of a specific program participant when theverification is for official use only.

(4)        Upon request by anagency, in the manner provided for by G.S. 15C‑8.

(5)        The programparticipant is required to disclose the program participant's actual address aspart of a registration required by Article 27A of Chapter 14 of the GeneralStatutes.

(b)        The AttorneyGeneral shall provide immediate notification of disclosure to a programparticipant when disclosure is made pursuant to subdivision (2) or (4) ofsubsection (a) of this section.

(c)        If, at the time ofapplication, an applicant is subject to a court order related to divorceproceedings, child support, child custody, or child visitation, the AttorneyGeneral shall notify the court that issued the order of the certification ofthe program participant in the Address Confidentiality Program and thesubstitute address designated by the Attorney General. If, at the time ofapplication, an applicant is involved in a court action related to divorceproceedings, child support, child custody, or child visitation, the AttorneyGeneral shall notify the court having jurisdiction over the action of thecertification of the applicant in the Address Confidentiality Program and thesubstitute address designated by the Attorney General.

(d)        No person shallknowingly and intentionally obtain a program participant's actual address ortelephone number from the Attorney General or an agency knowing that the personis not authorized to obtain the address information.

(e)        No employee of theAttorney General or an agency shall knowingly and intentionally disclose aprogram participant's actual address or telephone number to a person known tothe employee to be prohibited from receiving the program participant's actualaddress or telephone number, unless the disclosure is permissible by law. Thissubsection only applies when an employee obtains a program participant's actualaddress or telephone number during the course of the employee's official dutiesand, at the time of disclosure, the employee has specific knowledge that theactual address or telephone number disclosed belongs to a program participant.

(f)         Any person whoknowingly and intentionally obtains or discloses information in violation ofthis Chapter shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and assessed a fine notto exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500). (2002‑171, s. 1.)