Can you scan an ID in Alabama?
Alabama law does not regulate a business’s practice of scanning IDs or retaining information obtained from a scan.
Overview of Alabama ID Scanning Laws
In the absence of any statute governing issues associated with a business’s practice of scanning IDs, a business is likely allowed to scan IDs and to retain information obtained from a scan, subject to applicable privacy laws.
|Legal age to purchase||Notes & additional restrictions|
|Cannabis||19||Medical Only. Minors must be registered by parents.|
|Scrap Metal||18||Facilities must keep records for at least 1 year.|
|Controlled Substances Via Pharmacy||18|
|Gaming & Casinos||21||18 for para-mutuel and racing.|
Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018 (SB 318 – In effect May 1, 2018):
Title 13A CRIMINAL CODE. Article 1A Secondary Metal Recycling.
- Section 13A-8-31. Record of Purchases.
Title 8 COMMERCIAL LAW AND CONSUMER PROTECTION. Chapter 34: Dealers in Gold or Precious Items:
- Section 8-34-3. Documentation of items and identification of sellers; weekly report to law enforcement agency.