NJ Assembly Panel Advances Data Breach Penalty Changes

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT) -- Legislation cleared by a New Jersey Assembly panel on Thursday would subject businesses and public entities to more clearly defined penalties if they fail to report security breaches of their computer systems that jeopardize personal information.

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, a sponsor of the bill, has said she hopes the measure coaxes companies and others to comply with their responsibility of reporting data breaches to customers and the New Jersey State Police.

“This bill protects consumers, Internet users and our country against cyber attacks,” a representative for...
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