Ensuring Compliance Under New Ill. Security Breach Statute

Law360, New York (June 3, 2016, 4:19 PM EDT) -- So far this year, 430 data security breaches, resulting in the exposure of nearly 13 million records, including Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, medical records and financial account records (collectively "trigger data"), have been reported.[1] To combat this growing threat, legislatures across the country have introduced legislation heightening the security breach notification requirements applicable to entities that experience a compromise of trigger data.

On May 6, 2016, Illinois became the latest state to fortify its security breach notification statute — titled the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) — when Gov. Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 1260 into law. The governor's approval of...

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