State Data Breach Notification Laws: February 2017 Privacy Update

Cynthia J. Larose and Michael B. Katz of Mintz Levin write:

During 2016, amendments to breach notification laws in five states went into effect (California, Nebraska, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee).  And by the end of last year, well over twenty states had introduced or were considering new regulations or amendments to their existing security breach laws.  We expect there to continue to be significant regulatory activity in the data security space during 2017. As always, we will keep you abreast of changes and will release updated versions of our Mintz Matrix to keep pace with developments in the states.

We are keeping an eye out for signs of support for a national breach notification law.  So far, there does not appear to be much political motivation for undertaking this effort.

Read more on National Law Review.  Grab your free copy of the Mintz state breach notification laws chart here.

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