On January 10, 2019, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a new law that amends its data breach reporting law, and requires credit reporting agencies such as Equifax to provide a free credit freeze to consumers. The new law, “An Act Relative to Consumer Protection from Security Breaches,” also requires companies to offer up to three years of free credit monitoring to victims of a security breach,… More
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Cybersecurity 2019 — The Year in Preview: New Attorneys General and Trends in State Data Privacy Laws
Editors’ Note: This is the third in our third annual end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year. Our previous entries were on comparing the GDPR with COPPA and on energy and security. Up next: emerging threats.
Whether it was a Blue Wave or a “Big Victory,” the midterm elections unequivocally transformed state regulatory and enforcement landscapes by sweeping in four new Democratic Attorneys General and earning Democrats a majority of those key policymaking positions. … More