I noted some of the proposed legislation in Colorado over on DataBreaches.net, but it’s worth noting here. Marianne Goodland reports:
[Rep. Cole] Wist and Democratic Rep. Jeff Bridges of Greenwood Village teamed up with the attorney general’s office to come up with a measure, House Bill 1128, that will provide more protection for consumers.
… The Wist/Bridges measure has three provisions: that companies that use personal information delete it as soon as it’s no longer needed; that the information be secure; and to notify consumers in a timely manner when breaches occur, through phone, email and/or snail mail.
The bill also broadens the definition of what is considered personal information.
Goodland reports that two other measures, almost identical to each other, have also been proposed:
The first is sponsored by Republican Rep. Polly Lawrence of Roxborough Park, and it would allow a parent or guardian to put a security freeze on the consumer report of a minor, under the age of 18. A bill sponsored by Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran of Denver and Republican Rep. Kim Ransom of Littleton would make a security freeze mandatory for those under the age of 18.
Read more on ColoradoPolitics.com.