In the absence of any meaningful moves in Congress to enact uniform data breach notification, the states continue to make adjustments to existing laws to better protect affected residents in their states.
State legislatures are not waiting for Congressional action on a national data breach notification standard. Montana — Montana has amended its 10-year old breach notification law (see Mintz Matrix) to expand the definition of “personal information” and require notice to the state attorney general’s consumer protection office. H.B. 74, signed into law by Governor Bullock,… Continue Reading
It’s time for an updated version of our “Mintz Matrix” – the Mintz Levin matrix of state data security breach notification laws. We update this matrix quarterly, or as developments dictate. The Fall 2012 version can be found at Data Breach Notification Matrix In this update, we call particular attention to changes in the following… Continue Reading
We have been following proposed legislation to modify the Connecticut data breach notification law as it worked its way (unsuccessfully) through the 2012 General Session of the legislature. To our surprise, it has, nonetheless, been passed as part of the state’s General Assembly’s Special Session — included in the state’s Budget Bill as Section 130. The text… Continue Reading