House gives final approval to cyber-security bill

jcheves@herald-leader.comMarch 28, 2014 

Adam Edelen

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FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House gave final passage to a cyber-security bill pushed by state Auditor Adam Edelen, sending it to Gov. Steve Beshear for his signature or veto.

House Bill 5 would require most state and local government agencies to notify citizens of any electronic breaches of personal information. Almost 30 groups endorsed the bill, including AARP of Kentucky,the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

The Senate modified the bill to give agencies 72 hours to notify the state police commissioner, auditor and attorney general of a security breach. The original bill gave agencies 24 hours.

The measure would take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.

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