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U.S. data breach notification law: state by state

by John Hutchins. American Bar Association. 2007.
138 pages.

At the time this book was written, 29 states had widely variying legislation requiring entities collecting or storing personally identifiable information to notify the subjects if unauthorized third parties gained access to that information. This book provides comprehensive guidance on that body of law and dicusses the different approaches the states have taken to preserve the privacy of its citizens. In 2005, 20 different states and the City of New York followed California's lead and passed laws seeking to require entities collecting or storing personally identifiable information to notify the subjects if unauthorized third parties gain access to that information. At the time of publication, there were 29 different state laws on the subject, many with very different requirements. Federal legislation has long been hoped for, but passage of broadly preemptive federal legislation is less and less likely. This book provides comprehensive guidance to the 29 state (and one local) legislative efforts at the time of its publication. It categorizes the various aspects of such statutes and specifically describes the different approaches taken by the states with each aspect. It points out the similarities and differences of various state laws. The approach is simply a detailed summary of the different legislative schemes. In 2005, 20 different states and the City of New York followed California's lead and passed laws seeking to require entities collecting or storing personally identifiable information to notify the subjects if unauthorized third parties gain access to that information. At the time of publication, there were 29 different state laws on the subject, many with very different requirements. Federal legislation has long been hoped for, but passage of broadly preemptive federal legislation is less and less likely. This book provides comprehensive guidance to the 29 state (and one local) legislative efforts at the time of its publication. It categorizes the various aspects of such statutes and specifically describes the different approaches taken by the states with each aspect. It points out the similarities and differences of various state laws. The approach is simply a detailed summary of the different legislative schemes. In 2005, 20 different states and the City of New York followed California's lead and passed laws seeking to require entities collecting or storing personally identifiable information to notify the subjects if unauthorized third parties gain access to that information. At the time of publication, there were 29 different state laws on the subject, many with very different requirements. Federal legislation has long been hoped for, but passage of broadly preemptive federal legislation is less and less likely. This book provides comprehensive guidance to the 29 state (and one local) legislative efforts at the time of its publication. It categorizes the various aspects of such statutes and specifically describes the different approaches taken by the states with each aspect. It points out the similarities and differences of various state laws. The approach is simply a detailed summary of the different legislative schemes.

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