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Kentucky Unveils New Privacy Laws

If you’re a consumer in the commonwealth, Tuesday brought some good news.

As part of an ongoing effort to curtail the harmful effects of data breaches, during the 2014 legislative session the Kentucky General Assembly passed HB 232; requiring businesses and other entities to notify consumers if a security breach might have resulted in unauthorized access of personal or financial information.

This is a welcome addition to the current protections put in place by the federal government, requiring healthcare providers and certain organizations to disclose a loss of information anytime it happens. While those provisions covered the most sensitive of records, the new state law will further safeguard residents regardless of industry.  

With data breaches proving to be increasingly common and quickly becoming one of the biggest threats to consumers both online and offline, it is good to see proactive legislation being passed by states to keep up with the changing landscape. If you have any questions about the changes or how information can be stored securely, please do not hesitate to call us at (502) 244 – 1151 and one of our information experts will be more than happy to find you the answers!

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