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Data Breach Bill Passes State Senate


January 31, 2013

Sen. Stuart Reid’s (R-Ogden) bill aimed at preventing data breaches passed through Utah’s senate this week, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. SB20 would require the State Department of Technology Services to follow industry best practices, determined by a to-be-established panel of experts. If budget constraints won’t allow for best practices, the state’s chief technology officer would be required to notify the state’s Senate and House of data breaches, the report states. Reid’s wife was among the victims of a Utah health security breach last year affecting 780,000 individuals. The bill will next move to the House.
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