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States Consider New Privacy Laws

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 1, 2011

Info Law Group explores the push at the state level for new privacy and data security legislation, including a Colorado bill seeking to give companies incentives to put security practices in place. Under specific conditions, "a person or entity operating in Colorado that owns, licenses or maintains computerized data that includes 'personal information' shall not be liable for civil damages resulting from a breach of data security due to its acts or omissions that are in good faith and not grossly negligent or willful and wonton," the report states. However, a split committee vote will keep that proposal on hold at least for the current legislative session.
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