Georgia’s HB 156, requiring state notice for utility cybersecurity incidents, is now in effect
Lael Bellamy and Emily Maus of DLA Piper write:
Georgia’s governor has signed into law House Bill 156, creating specific notice requirements for state agencies and utilities that experience cybersecurity attacks, data breaches or malware and requiring notice to the state director of emergency management in Georgia within two hours of notifying the federal emergency management agencies.
In addition, the law requires the Georgia state director of emergency management and homeland security to develop additional rules and regulations related to the notice requirements.
HB 156 was signed into law on March 25, 2021 and is already in effect.
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