Data Breach Notification Bill Clears Pa. Senate

Law360, Philadelphia (May 1, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed legislation obligating state and local government agencies to notify the public of data breaches involving personal information within seven days.

Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, introduced the legislation, Senate Bill 114, in January, in response to an earlier series of breaches of privacy on state-owned computers.

"There's no good reason to delay public notification after a data breach," Pileggi said in a statement. "Potentially affected residents should know what happened as soon as possible when personal information is...
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