GAO Report Backs Comprehensive Privacy Legislation

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Equifax and Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandals, coupled with the proliferation of state privacy and security laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)—as well as proposed laws in Washington and Massachusetts—have increased demand for a comprehensive national privacy law.  Last week, the Senate announced plans to hold hearings to discuss a proposed privacy law.  The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just released its report recommending that Congress develop comprehensive privacy legislation to enhance consumer protections. 

The GAO, a non-partisan government watchdog, commenced its investigation into the current state of privacy law at the request […] Read more

AG, senator announce legislation to protect Kentuckians following Equifax data breach

Sen. Morgan McGarvey

Attorney General Andy Beshear and Sen. Morgan McGarvey of Louisville have announced legislation to strengthen protections for Kentuckians affected by the Equifax data breach.

Beshear said his office had been working with McGarvey to draft legislation to protect Kentucky families in light of the massive Equifax data breach, which has affected nearly 145.5 million Americans and approximately 40 percent of Kentucky families.

The legislation McGarvey will pre-file amends current state law to require companies responsible for a data breach to provide impacted Kentuckians access to a free credit freeze, three free credit reports each year from each of the major […] Read more