Tag Archives: Legislation

Two Wyoming Bills Amending the State's Breach Notification Statute Are Headed to the Governor

On February 23, 2015, the Wyoming Senate approved a bill that adds data elements to the definition of "personal identifying information" in the state's data breach notification statute. The Wyoming Senate also agreed with amendments proposed by the Wyoming House of Representatives to another bill that adds content requirements to the notice that breached entities must send affected Wyoming residents. … Continue Reading

FTC Releases Report on Internet of Things

On January 27, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced the release of a report on the Internet of Things that describes the current state of the Internet of Things, analyzes the benefits and risks of its development, applies privacy principles to the Internet of Things and discusses whether legislation is needed to address this burgeoning area.… Continue Reading

In a Surprising Move, Congress Passes Four Cybersecurity Bills

In a flurry of activity on cybersecurity, the U.S. Congress unexpectedly approved four cybersecurity bills that clarify the role of the Department of Homeland Security in private-sector information sharing, codify the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework, reform oversight of federal information systems, and enhance the cybersecurity workforce. … Continue Reading

Obama's New Executive Order Focuses on Securing Consumer Payments

Today, the White House announced that the President signed a new executive order focused on cybersecurity. The signed executive order, entitled Improving the Security of Consumer Financial Transactions, focuses on securing consumer transactions and sensitive personal data handled by the U.S. Federal Government.… Continue Reading

California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Amend State's Breach Notification Law

At the end of August, a bill amending California's breach notification law passed and was sent to Governor Jerry Brown for signature. The revised law would extend certain obligations to safeguard personal information to entities that "maintain" such information, add a requirement to offer identity theft protection to individuals affected by a security breach, and bolster protection for Social Security numbers.… Continue Reading

Illinois Becomes the Latest State to “Ban the Box”

As reported in the Hunton Employment and Labor Perspectives Blog, Illinois recently joined a growing number of states and municipalities that have passed “ban the box” laws regulating when employers can inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. The new law goes into effect January 1, 2015.… Continue Reading

Delaware Enacts New Data Destruction Law

On July 1, 2014, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law a bill that creates new safe destruction requirements for the disposal of business records containing consumer personal information. The law will take effect on January 1, 2015.… Continue Reading

New Cybersecurity Center to Be Established in Belgium

On July 17, 2014, the Belgian government announced that it has finalized a Royal Decree on the establishment of a national Cybersecurity Center to oversee cybersecurity issues in Belgium. The Cybersecurity Center is expected to be operational by the end of 2014.… Continue Reading

Florida Amends Breach Notification Law to Cover Health Data, Tighten Notice Deadline and Require State Regulator Notification

On June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that repeals and replaces the state's existing breach notification statute to cover health information and online account credentials, impose a 30-day notification timing requirement and require notification to the state regulator for breaches affecting 500 or more residents. The amendment took effect on July 1, 2014. … Continue Reading
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