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2016 Trends in Data Breach Notification Law

My role as a RADAR product manager specializing in regulatory content means I live and breathe data breach notification laws – exciting, nuanced, and incredibly complex work.

Navigating the intricacies of federal and state regulations can be like solving a puzzle: you work to align the right information, look for patterns, and plan several steps ahead so that when the last piece finally clicks into place you have a simple, clear picture of what the law requires.

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Cost of Medical Identity Theft

This interview originally aired on the Nightly Business Report, February 2016. Click here to view the full segment.

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Montana and Connecticut Amend Data Breach Notification Statutes

In a continued trend of states extending their data breach laws to better protect residents, Montana and Connecticut passed legislation earlier this year that went into effect October 1, 2015. Both Montana’s H.B. 74 and Connecticut’s S.B. 949 increase the stringency of data breach notification obligations for businesses that own, license, or maintain computerized data that includes personally identifiable information (PII). Montana and Connecticut are two of the most recent states to pass or modify such legislation (see recent changes in Wyoming as well), which to date extends to nearly all U.S. states and territories.

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Wyoming Expands Data Breach Law With New PII and Notice Requirements

July is set to start with a bang in Wyoming when two new bills go into effect that significantly amend the state’s data breach notification law. 

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