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Sensitive to the Touch: The Evolution of U.S. Biometric Privacy Law - DRI's For The Defense Magazine

By now, you have no doubt seen countless articles, blog posts, and commentaries—admittedly, some that I have authored—speaking to the flood of legislation and litigation arising due to growing concerns over biometric privacy....more

Mintz Matrix Updated – Data Breach Laws in All 50 States

With the recent enactment of data breach notification laws in South Dakota and Alabama, all 50 US states now have laws regulating data breach notification. We’ve updated the Mintz Matrix (maintained by the Mintz Privacy Team...more

Delaware Launches Website to Help Compliance with Data Breach Law

by Morgan Lewis on

The launching of the website, recently announced by the Delaware attorney general, is part of an effort to assist companies in meeting the notification requirements of the state’s recently amended data breach law....more

All 50 States Have Breach Notification Laws

by Jackson Walker on

Alabama and South Dakota have now enacted data breach notification laws. They were the last two states in the United States without a notification law. Both laws cover the usual topics, defining what categories of information...more

Navigating the 50-State Patchwork of Data Breach Laws

by Barley Snyder on

After Alabama enacted its data breach law in March, all 50 states now have some kind of regulation governing cybersecurity and the responsibilities of a business should anyone gain unauthorized access to the personal...more

Oregon Amends Provisions Regarding Notice Requirements for Breach of Security

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Oregon has issued Senate Bill 1551, which requires that any person that owns, licenses or otherwise possesses personal information that was subject to a breach of security, or that received notice of breach of security from...more

Alabama becomes 50th state to enact data breach notification Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Alabama officially joined the data breach notification party last month when the state’s governor signed a data breach notification law that will take effect on June 1, 2018. ...more

South Dakota Beats Alabama in Passage of Data Breach Notification Law

We previously noted last month that only two states had not enacted a data breach notification law to date—South Dakota and Alabama....more

Alabama Legislature Considers State Law on Cybersecurity

by Burr & Forman on

On March 28, 2018, Alabama adopted a data privacy law, the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018 (SB318). While Alabama is one of the last states to adopt such an act, the Act is notable in its requirements, and...more

Alabama Becomes 50th State to Enact Data Breach Notification Law

Alabama has joined the “crazy quilt” of state data breach notification laws with the governor’s signature of the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018. Things to take note of under the Alabama law...more

South Dakota Passes Breach Notification Law, Leaving Alabama the Only U.S. State Without a Breach Notification Law

On March 21, 2018, South Dakota Governor Daugaard signed S.B. 62, enacting the state’s first data breach notification law, which will go into effect July 1, 2018. Previously, Alabama and South Dakota were the only U.S. states...more

Only One Left …..

Only one U.S. state without a data breach notification law, that is. South Dakota as become the 49th state to enact a data breach notification law, which take effect on July 1. The South Dakota law follows the pattern...more

South Dakota Enacts its First Data Breach Notification Law, leaving Alabama the Last Holdout

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On March 21, 2018, South Dakota’s Senate Bill 62 was signed into law, adding a 49th square to the nation’s patchwork of state data breach notification laws. Below we provide a few takeaways for organizations that maintain...more

Alabama Becomes 50th State to Enact Data Breach Notification Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Alabama has officially joined the data breach notification party. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed Act No. 2018-396 into law on March 28, 2018. The law will take effect on May 1, 2018....more

Oregon Strengthens Data Breach Reporting Law

Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed a new data breach reporting law (S. 1551) that toughens the state’s existing requirements. The new requirements include that companies are required to notify individuals within 45...more

Data Breach Notification Revisions in North Carolina Would Bring Radical Change

by Vedder Price on

A North Carolina bill designed to strengthen the state’s data breach notification statute could radically change incident response. Through the Act to Strengthen Identity Theft Protections, North Carolina could quickly become...more

Wrapping Your Privacy Practices Up with a Bow

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

For many companies, the "hap-happiest season of all" coincides with the busiest season of all. Business owners and employees are racing to fill customer orders in time for the holidays, which also means an avalanche of new...more

Businesses Take Note: Updates to Maryland’s Data Breach Notification Law Take Effect January 1, 2018

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

What are businesses required to do when personal information they have collected is breached? Most states have breach notification laws with varying degrees of security and notice requirements. With high profile data...more

Part Two: In-Depth Look at New York’s New Data Security Bill

Second in a two-part series. Last week, in the first part of this series, we examined several key aspects of New York’s proposed data security law, Stop Hacks and Improve Data Security Act or SHIELD Act. In our second and...more

State Data Breach Notification Laws

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

While most state data breach notification statutes contain similar components, there are important differences, meaning a one-size-fits-all approach to notification will not suffice. What’s more, as data breaches continue to...more

Delaware Updates Data Breach Notification Obligations

by Morgan Lewis on

On August 17, 2017, Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law an act to amend Title 6 of the Delaware Code relating to breaches of security involving personal information. The amended law and the new obligations it...more

Delaware Updates its Data Breach Notification Law

Forty-eight states have enacted data breach notification laws, and they frequently are amended and updated. The most recent state to update its law is Delaware. ...more

New Mexico’s Data Breach Law

by Snell & Wilmer on

Almost all U.S states have laws about data security and what to do when there’s a data breach. New Mexico recently added such a law for its state. Here is what’s in the New Mexico law....more

New Mexico’s Data Breach Notification Is in Effect: What You Need to Know

by Perkins Coie on

New Mexico became the 48th state to enact data breach notification legislation with the Data Breach Notification Act, signed in April and effective as of June 16, 2017. Following a round of revisions that removed some of its...more

New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Law

Governor Susana Martinez recently signed into law the New Mexico “Data Breach Notification Act” (the Act), making New Mexico the 48th state (plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) to adopt legislation mandating the...more

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