What Makes Florida's New Data Breach Law Unique

Law360, New York (July 1, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT) -- The combination of changes to the Florida data breach law are significant and incorporate not only new deadlines, but also additional compliance and disclosure features. While some of these elements are present in other state laws, Florida has a unique configuration and arguably has leapfrogged above other states in the requirements to provide notice of data breaches.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently signed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (SB 1524) into law, amending Florida's breach notification statute effective July 1, 2014. The amendments include an uncommon statutory requirement to provide copies of forensic reports and "policies regarding breaches" to...

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