Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed
SB 1524 by Sen. John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) into law. The bill, which was worked on by the League during session, updates Florida's data breach notification laws, giving more power to the attorney general to protect Florida's consumers from data breaches. While the law does not go as far as requiring merchants to reimburse financial institutions for losses that occur during a breach, it is a good step in the right direction of making data security a priority in Florida.