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Legal Issues in Information Security by Joanna Lyn Grama

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Chapter 9. State Laws Protecting Citizen Information and Breach Notification Laws

AS DISCUSSED IN THIS BOOK, in the United States, there is no single comprehensive federal data privacy or security law. Instead, the United States has enacted industry-specific laws about security and privacy. These laws limit the use of personal information based on the nature of the data.

State governments also have entered this regulatory arena. States create data protection laws that are data specific. Many states have created laws to protect health and financial information. They also might try to protect data in certain types of records, such as motor vehicle records. In some ways, states are more aggressive in trying to protect personal information than the ...

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