Bill Seeks To Enhance Cyber Security Measures

Jan 15, 2014

A bill backed by the state Auditor would require state and local govt. agencies to notify Kentuckians when their personal information is breached.

The bill's backers said Tuesday the measure has drawn more than 60 House co-sponsors.

State Auditor Adam Edelen said government possesses volumes of private information, from Social Security numbers to tax returns and health records. When government loses that information, he said, citizens have a right to know.

The bill requires state and local agencies to notify individuals affected by a data breach within 35 days of the incident. If a breach affects more than 1,000 people, national consumer reporting agencies must be notified.

Edelen says Kentucky is among four states without a notification law.