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 December 11, 2014  Posted by  Laws

Taylor W. Anderson reports:

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum told lawmakers on Wednesday the state’s privacy laws need to be updated to keep up with cyberthreats and an amount of data that many people don’t even know they give out.

Given the increasingly common hacking of private and public databases — 1.9 million records were at risk during a breach at the state Employment Department in October — along with privacy concerns from technology giants, Rosenblum said the time has come to update privacy laws.

She said she plans bring a proposal to the Legislature that would let her agency, rather than the Department of Consumer and Business Services, lead national data breach investigations. And she will propose other laws that would require businesses and agencies to notify people whose information is hacked.

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