Notary Bulletin Guiding Principle IX: Privacy By NNA Staff on August 10, 2010 in Best Practices Sensitive personal information can cause serious harm if it falls into the wrong hands. That is why it is essential that Notaries protect the privacy of signers they interact with and never abuse information that is entrusted to them, as detailed in Guiding Principle IX of The Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility IX THE NOTARY SHALL RESPECT THE PRIVACY OF EACH SIGNER AND NOT DIVULGE OR USE PERSONAL OR PROPRIETARY INFORMATION DISCLOSED DURING EXECUTION OF A NOTARIAL ACT FOR OTHER THAN AN OFFICIAL PURPOSE. Guiding Principle IX sets important guidelines such as not permitting unauthorized persons to randomly search through the Notary’s record book or discussing details of a notarial act with someone who isn’t involved or who has a need to know. Also, Guiding Principle IX stipulates that Notaries should never use private information relating to notarizations for personal gain, such as selling the names and addresses of signers in the record book to a third party. Email Share 1 Comment Add your firstname.lastname@example.org Jun 2015I have been a Notary since 1992 and now I would like to be a Certified Signing Specialist that is what it is now when I started it was Notary Signing Agent what is it now because they have change the test for the Oklahoma notary signing agent can you ask which test I will half to take I have been reading the old test nd now it is a new test and a new name so which is which hope to hear from you soon.Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.