Inside Tennessee's Revolutionary Data Breach Notice Law

Law360, New York (May 23, 2016, 2:38 PM EDT) -- John Mullen

Jennifer Coughlin Tennessee recently amended its data breach notice law (in particular, its definition of the term "breach of security of the system"), effective July 1, 2016. This amendment is a potential game-changer. While the law affords protection to personal information in computerized form, there will no longer be a safe harbor for this kind of information when encrypted.

Encryption has long been a statutory keystone of data privacy at both the state and federal level. If you encrypt it — you are likely safe. Now, maybe not.

In crafting effective and affordable data privacy programs for customers, clients,...

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