Legislation

Rajya Sabha passes Aadhaar amendment Bill, allows to file complaint in case of security breach

Siraj Qureshi reports: The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that will allow the voluntary use of the 12-digit identification number as identity proof for Indians to open bank accounts and also get a mobile phone connection. Aadhaar, a 12-digit unique identification number issued to Indian citizens...

Legislation Seeks to Regulate Privacy and Security of Wearables and Genetic Testing Kits

Lindsey Tonsager, Anna D. Kraus and Jayne Ponder of Covington & Burling write: Last week, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Protecting Personal Health Data Act (S. 1842), which would provide new privacy and security rules from the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) for technologies that collect personal...

AG James Backs Data Breach Protection Act Passed by Legislature

Jason Grant reports: State lawmakers have passed legislation that would “modernize” and update consumer data protections and expand New York Attorney General Letitia James’ oversight of data breaches affecting New Yorkers, according to a news release issued by James “applauding” the act’s passage. Called the “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act,” or...

Maryland Amends Data Breach Law

Hunton Andrews Kurth writes: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently signed into law House Bill 1154 (the “Bill”), which amends the state’s data breach notification law. Among other obligations, the amendments expand the required actions a business must take after becoming aware of a data security breach. Under the existing data breach notification law, a...