Nevada expands definition of PI for purposes of the state’s breach and safeguards laws

Morrison & Foerster LLP write:

Nevada’s recently amended law will, among other things, create the first state mandate to encrypt online account credentials. Specifically, on May 13, 2015, Nevada Governor Sandoval approved a bill (“AB 179”) to expand the definition of “personal information” for purposes of the state’s security breach notification and personal information safeguards laws. In so doing, Nevada became the fifth state this year to amend (i.e., expand) the scope and obligations of its state breach law. Montana, North Dakota, Washington and Wyoming have also expanded their respective breach laws this year. Other states, such as California and Illinois, continue consideration of significant amendments to their respective breach laws.

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