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 business that owns or licenses personal information and becomes aware of a data security breach must conduct a reasonable, prompt and good faith investigation to determine the likelihood that personal information has been or will be misused as a result of the breach. The Bill expands this investigatory requirement to apply expressly to all businesses that own, license or maintain the personal information of Maryland residents.

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