State Gets Data Breach Notification Rights

MONTGOMERY – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced final passage of the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act, (SB 318), which cleared the Alabama Senate 30 to 0 on Tuesday, April 3.

Passage of the consumer protection legislation was a major priority of Attorney General Marshall and ensures that Alabama will no longer be the only state without a law requiring entities experiencing a data breach to notify consumers if their personal information has been compromised.

Attorney General Marshall issued the following statement about the significance of the passage of the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act: “For years, Alabama consumers have lacked basic information that they needed to not become victims of identity theft. For many years, the Alabama Legislature has attempted to fill that void but with no success. Today, that’s different. As a result of the leadership of this office, Senator Arthur Orr and Representative Phil Williams, the Alabama Legislature passed today the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act.

See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.
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