Proposed Virginia law would expand breach notification to breaches involving medical information

Seen in an article on recently introduced state bills:

Lawmakers in Virginia introduced legislation in January of this year to expand notification requirements following a breach of security with respect to medical information.  While under current Virginia law, the requirement to provide notice only applies to organizations, corporations or agencies “supported wholly or principally by public funds”, the amended bill would extend the state’s requirement to notify individuals of a breach of their medical information to all individuals and public and private entities.  The bill also allows the state’s Attorney General to impose a civil penalty of up to $150,000 per breach of the security of the system or a series of similar breaches of a similar nature that are discovered in an investigation.

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