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(765 ILCS 1026/15-1401)
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, information that is confidential under law of this State other than this Act, another state, or the United States, including "private information" as defined in the Freedom of Information Act and "personal information" as defined in the Personal Information Protection Act, continues to be confidential when disclosed or delivered under this Act to the administrator or administrator's agent.
(b) Information provided in reports filed pursuant to Section 15-401, information obtained in the course of an examination pursuant to Section 15-1002, and the database required by Section 15-503 is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
(c) If reasonably necessary to enforce or implement this Act, the administrator or the administrator's agent may disclose confidential information concerning property held by the administrator or the administrator's agent to:
(1) an apparent owner or the apparent owner's
representative under the Probate Act of 1975, attorney, other legal representative, or relative;
(2) the representative under the Probate Act of 1975,
other legal representative, relative of a deceased apparent owner, or a person entitled to inherit from the deceased apparent owner;
(3) another department or agency of this State or the
(4) the person that administers the unclaimed
property law of another state, if the other state accords substantially reciprocal privileges to the administrator of this State if the other state is required to maintain the confidentiality and security of information obtained in a manner substantially equivalent to Article 14;
(5) a person subject to an examination as required by
(6) an agent of the administrator.
(d) The administrator may include on the website or in the database the names and addresses of apparent owners of property held by the administrator as provided in Section 15-503. The administrator may include in published notices, printed publications, telecommunications, the Internet, or other media and on the website or in the database additional information concerning the apparent owner's property if the administrator believes the information will assist in identifying and returning property to the owner and does not disclose personal information as defined in the Personal Information Protection Act.
(e) The administrator and the administrator's agent may not use confidential information provided to them or in their possession except as expressly authorized by this Act or required by law other than this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18; 100-566, eff. 1-1-18.)