PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A legislative panel has approved a bill that would require companies to inform South Dakota residents whose personal information was taken in a data breach.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 7-0 Tuesday to advance Attorney General Marty Jackley’s bill.
It would require residents be notified within 60 days of a breach’s discovery unless the company and attorney general determine it likely wouldn’t harm the affected people.
The plan would also require companies to inform the attorney general if a breach affected over 250 residents.
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Companies regulated by federal law that have procedures for a security breach that follow the rules of their primary regulator would be deemed in compliance with the proposed law.
Jackley has said the state needs a fair reporting law that requires consumers to be notified about the loss of their information.