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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 4, 2019 01:44 PM
From: Representative Jared G. Solomon
To: All House members
Subject: Protecting Pennsylvanians Personal Information
 
Our personal information is at risk. Countless incidents over the past few years have laid this fact bare; Equifax, Facebook, Target, Sears, Delta, and more have all had their customers’ personal details such as credit card numbers and social security numbers hacked. We need to do more to defend Pennsylvanians' private, personal information from falling into the wrong hands.

This bill aims to do so in two main ways. The first is that it mandates that any company or entity that maintains personal information takes reasonable measures to secure that information from hacking. Moreover, they must compensate consumers in the event that this information is breached.

Second, this bill would provide for a private right of action so that consumers have recourse for damages they suffer due to a data breach. Right now only the Pennsylvania Attorney General has the authority to bring action against for violations of the Pennsylvania Breach of Personal Information Notification Act. Under this bill, the Attorney General will still be able to take action, but it will empower private citizens to take action as well.

Please join this effort to protect the personal and private information of our constituents.



Introduced as HB1010