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Data security bill filed in FL

This week, a bill was filed in the Florida House of Representatives by the House Civil Justice Subcommittee that addresses some of the issues with data security. The bill, CJS4-14, a committee bill, would require corporations, and governmental entities, that do business in Florida and collect personal information, to provide notice to the Attorney General's office and any persons affected that a breach had occurred. The notification would have to be made within 30 days of discovering the breach unless a delay is ordered by a state or federal law enforcement agency investigating the breach.

The League's GA team will be meeting with committee members to discuss this bill, which is a good step in the right direction on protecting personal information. While the bill does not go far enough, not requiring merchants to cover costs of a loss in breaches where they did not appropriately protect the information, the Florida Credit Union Association will be working to support this legislation.

Should you have any questions, please contact Senior Vice President, Association Services, Jared Ross.