Thursday, January 27, 2011
Bill aims to head off future UH-style security breaches
by Larry Geller
A hearing will be held Monday, January 31, at 1:15 p.m. in room 016 of the State Capitol on SB1162, a bill crafted in reaction to the massive security breaches of personal data primarily at the University of Hawaii. Click the link to read the text, or to learn how to submit testimony.
RELATING TO SECURITY BREACHES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Information Privacy and Security Council; Appropriation
Requires government agencies to develop mandatory training programs for agency personnel to whom disclosures of personal information are made or to whom access to the personal information may be granted; in the event of a government security breach, requires the government agency to be responsible for the cost of credit report or credit monitoring services any individual affected by the breach for two years following the discovery of the security breach; requires reports of security breaches to be submitted to the information privacy and security council; requires the council to be responsible for coordination of the implementation of guidelines by government agencies; makes the comptroller or state chief information office chair of the council; authorizes the information and communication services division to provide training; appropriates funds for the council. ($)
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