State Attorneys General Play Growing Data Privacy Role

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 5:53 PM EST) -- Jasen Eige

Kassie Schroth State attorneys general play an active role in data privacy and security matters. Their involvement is increasing as they grapple with changing technologies and threats, bringing to bear rapidly evolving state laws and their relatively broad consumer protection authority to engage private sector custodians of personal data such as retailers, financial institutions, technology companies and health systems.

In some states, attorneys general also have some level of law-enforcement responsibility related to data breaches and privacy matters. The roles of attorneys general vary by state, further complicating compliance for those who may experience a data privacy or security...

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