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Massachusetts Senate passes data protection bill targeting consumer credit agencies

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn Thursday, April 26, 2018, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a data breach protection bill that strengthens consumer protections after security breaches involving consumer credit reporting agencies.  If passed, the proposed legislation would amend Massachusetts’s current breach notification law.  The bill aims to help consumers protect their sensitive information before, during, and after a data … Continue reading

Delaware amends data breach notification law

Norton Rose Fulbright - Data Protection Report blogEarlier this month, Delaware revamped its data breach notification law, with changes to go into effect April 14, 2018.  Most notably, the new law requires any entity that has suffered a data breach that includes social security numbers to provide free credit monitoring services to affected residents for one year. The entity must provide all … Continue reading

Australian mandatory data breach notification on the agenda again

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThe Australian Federal Parliament commenced sitting on August 30, 2016, and the long-proposed mandatory data breach notification legislation is again on the newly-elected Coalition Government’s agenda. Currently, the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) does not require an organisation or agency to notify an individual of a data breach involving their personal information, but this looks … Continue reading

Five new privacy laws on tap in California

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThis month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law five new privacy bills that the Governor said are intended to strengthen data protections for the state’s residents. The laws, effective as of January 1, 2016, implement California’s Electronic Communications Privacy Act and amend the state’s breach notification statute, among other things. In this post, our Data Protection, Privacy … Continue reading

Washington State amends its breach notification law

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightA more robust data breach notification law looks to make its way onto the books in the state of Washington as newly passed legislation was sent to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk earlier this week for final approval.  House Bill 1078, which has now passed both legislative houses by unanimous vote, if ultimately signed by the … Continue reading
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