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SB 0236 - Georgia Personal Identity Protection Act; state agencies; breach of security; personal information

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Rogers,Chip 21st
Last Action: 5/24/2007 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Senate Committee: AG&CA
House Committee: JudyNC

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Senate Bill 236

 

Chair's Name: David Ralston

 

Committee: Judiciary Non Civil

 

Senate Sponsor: Chip Rogers

 

House Sponsor: John Lunsford

 

SB 236 would enact the Georgia Personal Identity Protection Act. Sections 2 and 3 add the term data collector and make other language clarification. Section 4 redefines the offense of identity fraud. Section 5 lays out a process for victims of identify theft to report fraud.

This bill received a Do Pass recommendation from the Judiciary Non Civil Committee and comes to the House Floor under the Open Rule. 

Chairman Ralston´┐Żs opinion of this legislation:

 

WHAT PROBLEM/OPPORTUNITY DOES THIS LEGISLATION ADDRESS?

Requires government agencies to provide notice to their customers upon a breach of a security system and a loss of electronic data including personal information.

 

WHAT IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THIS LEGISLATION?

To ensure that the public is informed when there has been a breach of the security of government systems of data.

 

THIS LEGISLATION:

  • Increases Personal Responsibility:

Gives the public information regarding security breaches when personal information has been compromised.


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