As we previously reported, significant data privacy bills, titled the Consumer Data Protection Act, are working their way through the Virginia legislature. If enacted, Virginia would be the second state to enact major data privacy legislation of general applicability.
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On July 1, 2018, HB 183, which amends Virginia’s breach notification law, will come into effect. The amended law will require income tax return preparers who prepare individual Virginia income tax returns to notify the state’s Department of Taxation if they discover or are notified of a breach of “return information.”
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Recently, Virginia passed an amendment to its data breach notification law that adds state income tax information to the types of data that require notification to the Virginia Office of the Attorney General in the event of unauthorized access and acquisition of such data.
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Hunton and Williams LLP’s Paul M. Tiao was appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia Cyber Security Commission. He is one of eleven citizen members elected to the group, which was established by executive order on February 26, 2014, to bring together public and private sector industry leaders from around the state to work on making Virginia a national leader in cybersecurity.
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Representative Rick Boucher (D-VA) lost his Congressional race yesterday, leaving a vacancy on the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet. Aggressive consumer advocate Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) won a seat in the Senate.

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