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.
IDs must be scanned for alcohol delivery.
|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.
Alabama Senate Bill 126 – Alcohol Delivery Age Verification
(11) A delivery service licensee shall possess identification scanning software technology, or a state-of-the-art alternative approved by the board, available at the point of delivery that verifies the recipient is at least 21 years of age and retains the recipient’s name, date of birth, and signature.