Data Breach Notification Bill Heard in House Committee

The bill would expand data breach notification requirements for cities.
(Published Feb 11, 2019)

The House Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division on Feb. 6 heard HF 54 (Rep. Peggy Scott, R-Andover), a bill that could require cities to provide data breach notifications, regardless of intent. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus data practices bill.

This bill was first heard in this committee on Jan. 30, but due to concerns brought by the Department of Administration (on behalf of the Department of Minnesota Management and Budget) and Hennepin County, the chair allowed one week for these entities to address their concerns with the bill author. At the hearing on Feb. 6, there were no amendments offered but these entities may bring forth a separate bill to address their concerns.

Senate hearing

The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee will hear the data breach notification bill (SF 248, Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove) on Feb. 11. It is anticipated the Senate will also lay over the bill for possible inclusion in the Senate version of the omnibus data practices bill.

For more background information about this bill, read a previous Cities Bulletin article.

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