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2021’s noteworthy changes to state breach notification laws

A handful of states have made changes to their breach notification laws during 2021, imposing stricter requirements either through expanding the definition of “personal information,” tightening notice deadlines, or calling for entities that experienced a breach to be named publicly on the Attorney General’s website.

While all of these laws are set to go into effect before the year’s end, one state’s proposed amendment moves in the opposite direction, seeking to prolong the notice deadline and afford entities additional time before making notice to impacted residents. Read more…