4701-2-01 Definitions.

(A) "Access" as a noun means an instance of copying, viewing, or otherwise perceiving whereas "access" as a verb means to copy, view, or otherwise perceive.

(B) "Acquisition of a new computer system" means the purchase of a "computer system," as defined in this rule, that is not a computer system currently in place nor one for which the acquisition process has been initiated as of the effective date of the board rule addressing requirements in section 1347.15 of the Revised Code.

(C) "Computer system" means a "system," as defined by section 1347.01 of the Revised Code, that stores, maintains, or retrieves personal information using electronic data processing equipment.

(D) "Confidential personal information" has the meaning as defined by division (A)(1) of section 1347.15 of the Revised Code and identified by rules promulgated by the board in accordance with division (B)(3) of section 1347.15 of the Revised Code that reference the federal or state statutes or administrative rules that make personal information maintained by the board confidential.

(E) "Employee of the board" means each employee of the accountancy board as well as each member of the accountancy board appointed to the board pursuant to section 4701.02 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Incidental contact" means contact with the information that is secondary or tangential to the primary purpose of the activity that resulted in the contact.

(G) "Individual" means natural person or the natural person's authorized representative, legal counsel, legal custodian, or legal guardian.

(H) "Information owner" means the individual appointed in accordance with division (A) of section 1347.05 of the Revised Code to be directly responsible for a system.

(I) "Maintains" means board ownership of, control over, responsibility for, or accountability for systems and includes, but is not limited to, board depositing of information with a data processing center for storage, processing, or dissemination. The board "maintains" all systems of records that are required by law to be kept by the agency.

(J) "Person" means a natural person.

(K) "Personal information" means any information that describes anything about a person, or that indicates actions done by or to a person, or that indicates that a person possesses certain personal characteristics, and that contains, and can be retrieved from a system by, a name, identifying number, symbol, or other identifier assigned to a person.

(L) "Personal information system" means a "system" that "maintains" "personal information" as those terms are defined in this rule.

(M) "Research" means a methodical investigation into a subject.

(N) "Routine" means commonplace, regular, habitual, or ordinary.

(O) "Routine information that is maintained for the purpose of internal office administration, the use of which would not adversely affect a person" means personal information relating to the board's employees that is maintained by the board for administrative and human resource purposes.

(P) "System" means any collection or group of related records that are kept in an organized manner and that are maintained by the board, and from which personal information is retrieved by the name of the person or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifier assigned to the person. "System" includes both records that are manually stored and records that are stored using computers. "System" does not include collected archival records in the custody of or administered under the authority if the Ohio historical society, published directories, reference materials or newsletters, or routine information that is maintained for the purpose of internal office administration, the use of which would not adversely affect a person.

(Q) "Upgrade" means a substantial redesign of an existing system for the purpose of providing a substantial amount of new application functionality, or application modifications that would involve substantial administrative or fiscal resources to implement, but would not include maintenance, minor updates and patches, or modifications that entail a limited addition of functionality due to changes in business or legal requirements.

Effective: 08/22/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/22/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1347.15
Rule Amplifies: 1347.15