PA: Data breach notification legislation heads to Gov. Wolf

Brett Balicki reports:

A bill to help notify victims of a data breach is heading to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for consideration.

The General Assembly has approved Sen. Dan Laughlin’s legislation, Senate Bill 696, that would require state agencies and their contractors, as well as local governments, to notify victims of a data breach involving personally identifiable information within one week of such a breach being determined.


The short title of the bill:

An Act amending the act of December 22, 2005 (P.L.474, No.94), known as the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act, further providing for title of act, for definitions and for notification of breach; prohibiting employees of the Commonwealth from using nonsecured Internet connections; providing for data storage policy and for entities subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996; and further providing for notice exemption and for applicability.

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