Wow. The Wyoming Senate has really been busy considering a number of data breach and privacy bills. James Chilton reports:
Legislators began discussing Thursday two bills designed to force businesses affected by data breaches to inform consumers and respond in specific ways.
Senate Files 35 and 36 aim to create new, 21st century definitions of what comprises personal identifying information, or PII. They also specify how consumers must be notified if they are affected by such breaches.
The committee also voted to recommend approval of Senate File 37, a bill that establishes individual privacy as one of the policies under the state chief information officer.
The full Senate then approved SF37 on its first of three readings in the chamber later in the day.
The committee also supported Senate File 45, which authorizes a re-appropriation of about $24,500 for the Digital Information Privacy Task Force to continue its work over the next year.
Finally, the committee was split 2-2 on Senate Joint Resolution 1, which would amend the state constitution to establish individual privacy as an essential right of Wyoming’s population, adding that the state shall not infringe on an individual’s right to privacy without “the showing of a compelling state interest.”
Read more on Casper Star-Tribune.