• Security Breach Notification Laws Become the State Statutory Norm
  • September 5, 2006 | Author: Richard S. Eisert
  • Law Firm: Davis & Gilbert LLP - New York Office
  • In the wake of California's pioneering 2003 Database Protection Act ("the Act"), over 30 other states have now adopted laws requiring consumer notification when personal information is disclosed or jeopardized. These laws have been coincident with a startling number of security violations over the past 18 months. According to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, over 88 million Americans have had their personal information compromised during that period. As more state laws come on line, the major fines and lawsuits that will make restitution for past security breaches -- and discourage future ones -- may just be beginning.