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State Senate Passes Breach Notification Legislation

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

September 23, 2011

ABC27 reports on the Pennsylvania Senate's approval of legislation that would require state and local government agencies to provide breach notification to the public within one week of an incident involving personal information. Passed unanimously, Senate Bill 162 would also require the state Attorney General's Office to investigate breaches of state agencies, while county district attorney offices would investigate local government breaches. The bill's author, Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, said the bill is necessary after three breach incidents involving approximately 17,800 Social Security numbers and the personal data of 400,000 state residents went unreported for two to three weeks, the report states.
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