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(605 ILCS 10/19.1)
Confidentiality of personally identifiable information obtained through electronic toll collection system.
(a) For purposes of this Section:
"Electronic toll collection system" is a system where a transponder, camera-based vehicle identification system, or other electronic medium is used to deduct payment of a toll from a subscriber's account or to establish an obligation to pay a toll.
"Electronic toll collection system user" means any natural person who subscribes to an electronic toll collection system or any natural person who uses a tolled transportation facility that employs the Authority's electronic toll collection system.
"Personally identifiable information" means any information that identifies or describes an electronic toll collection system user, including but not limited to travel pattern data, address, telephone number, e-mail address, license plate number, photograph, bank account information, or credit card number.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the Authority may not sell or otherwise provide to any person or entity personally identifiable information of any electronic toll collection system user that the Authority obtains through the operation of its electronic toll collection system.
(c) The Authority may, within practical business and cost constraints, store personally identifiable information of an electronic toll collection system user only if the information is required to perform account functions such as billing, account settlement, or toll violation enforcement activities.
(1) A description of the types of personally
identifiable information collected by the Authority.
(2) The categories of third-party persons or entities
with whom the Authority may share personally identifiable information and for what purposes that information is shared.
(3) The process by which the Authority notifies
(4) The process by which an electronic toll
collection system user may review and request changes to any of his or her personally identifiable information.
(e) This Section does not prohibit the Authority from:
(1) providing aggregated traveler information derived
from collective data relating to a group or category of electronic toll collection system users from which personally identifiable information has been removed;
(2) sharing data with another transportation agency
or third-party vendor to comply with interoperability specifications and standards regarding electronic toll collection devices and technologies, provided that the other transportation agency or third-party vendor may not use personally identifiable information obtained under this Section for a purpose other than described in this Section;
(3) performing financial, legal and accounting
functions such as billing, account settlement, toll violation enforcement, or other activities required to operate and manage its toll collection system;
(4) communicating about products and services offered
by itself, a business partner, or another public agency;
(5) using personally identifiable information in
research projects, provided that appropriate confidentiality restrictions are employed to protect against the unauthorized release of such information;
(6) releasing personally identifiable information in
response to a warrant, subpoena or lawful order from a court of competent jurisdiction;
(7) releasing personally identifiable information to
law enforcement agencies in the case of an emergency when obtaining a warrant or subpoena would be impractical; and
(8) releasing personally identifiable information to
the Authority's Inspector General or, at the Inspector General's direction, to law enforcement agencies under paragraphs (5) and (6) of subsection (f) of Section 8.5 of this Act.
(f) In any agreement allowing another public entity to use the Authority's toll collection system in a transportation facility, the Authority shall require the other public entity to comply with the requirements of this Section.
(g) Personally identifiable information generated through the
Authority's toll collection process that reveals the date, time, location or
direction of travel by an electronic toll collection system user shall be
exempt from release under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The
exemption in this subsection shall not apply to information that concerns (i)
the public duties of public employees and officials; (ii) whether an electronic toll
collection system user has paid tolls; (iii) whether the Authority is
enforcing toll violation penalties against electronic toll collection users
who do not pay tolls; (iv) crashes or other incidents that occur on highways under the jurisdiction of the
Authority; or (v) the obligation, receipt, and use of the funds of the Authority. The exemption in this subsection (g) shall not be a limitation or restriction on other Freedom of Information Act exemptions applicable to personally identifiable information or private information.
(Source: P.A. 102-982, eff. 7-1-23