Privacy and Security Alert: Six Additional State Data Security Breach Notification Laws Become Effective in 2007

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With heightened awareness of the value and vulnerability of personal and financial information collected by businesses and governments, more states are enacting legislation to require consumer notification when there are security breaches involving this information. In 2006, 35 states and the District of Columbia introduced legislation addressing security breach notification. The latest legislation - Arizona, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Utah and Vermont - became effective in January 2007.

See this Mintz Levin Alert for a brief summary of the newly effective laws.

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Published In: Consumer Protection Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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