As it says in the disclaimer at the bottom of the page (which you should definitely read): "This site is provided for informational purposes only...This site should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state."
Data privacy and information security is governed by a patchwork of state laws, and there is massive variation from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. For example, my home state, Ohio, has a data security notification law (ORC 1349.19). However, if I drive 10 minutes south from my office, I'm in Kentucky, which doesn't have an equivalent law (a handy table of what states do and do not have such laws can be found here). Tort remedies, such as trespass to chattels, breach of contract, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress (to name 4) are also governed by state law.
This web site does discuss the law surrounding information security and data privacy. However, anyone who has a question about their own information security or data privacy situation should get a lawyer who can apply the law as it exists in their jurisdiction to the facts as it exists in their case - not rely on a web site (this one, or any other).