South Dakota Employment Law Update — May 2019

South Dakota

Nonprofits and Volunteer Privacy

On March 27, 2019, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed legislation (S.B. 123) providing privacy protection policies for volunteers of nonprofit corporations. According to the law, before a nonprofit corporation requests that a volunteer provide his or her Social Security number (SSN), it must adopt a privacy protection policy that sets forth the manner in which the corporation intends to secure and protect any SSNs in its possession or in the possession of a third party with whom the corporation shares the numbers. The policy must specify measures that limit access to SSNs, along with processes and procedures that mitigate against their improper disclosure.

Nonprofit corporations must provide the SSN privacy policy:

  • To any volunteer asked to provide his or her SSN; and
  • Upon request in print form.

The law is effective July 1, 2019.

Read SD S.B. 123