Posts Tagged ‘Maryland’

A Twist Within a New State Breach Notice Law: Maryland’s Also Requires Information Security Safeguards

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Here’s something that you don’t see in other states…
On May 17, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law two identical bills, one from the House and one from the Senate, that require businesses to notify state residents if their unencrypted or unredacted personal information, whether in electronic or paper form, is breached. In addition to mandating breach notification, the new law contains data security and data destruction requirements for companies doing business in the state.