- Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 03:28 PM
SPRINGFIELD —Legislation passed out of committee yesterday afternoon that will keep identity and personal information safer in Illinois. This identity protection legislation requires companies that experience a data breach that could lead to identity theft to report to the Attorney General so that company can be listed on a website that lists data breaches in Illinois.
“Knowing our most personal and important information is safe and confidential is one of the most basic protections we should all be afforded in the 21st century,” said Senator Biss (D – Evanston). “Through this new safeguard law and others like it, Illinois would become a safer environment for families and consumers.”
Senate bill 1833 also enables small businesses to notify local media, rather than state-wide media, when breaches occur. The legislation also holds businesses accountable by requiring them to establish reasonable security measures to safeguard sensitive personal information and display privacy policies prominently on their websites and apps that collect personal information.
The bill now goes to the Senate floor for consideration.
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