On April 6, 2017, New Mexico enacted a data breach notification law. The “Data Breach Notification Act” (H.B. 15) will take effect on June 16, 2017
On September 15, 2011, the Obama administration renewed its calls for comprehensive data privacy legislation which would establish basic online data protection guidelines.
The Senate Judiciary Committee last month approved three data security and privacy bills (S. 1151, S. 1408, and S. 1535) that would preempt state breach notification laws and create a single, nationwide notification rule.
Multiple Senate committees are considering data security and breach notification legislation, following the White House’s endorsement of such legislation earlier this year.
On September 22, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved three separate bills that would establish a national data breach notification standard. Because the bills were approved on a party-line vote, and several other data breach bills currently are under consideration by other Senate committees, the prospects for these three bills in the full Senate are uncertain.
In early June, a slew of new bills began circulating in Congress that, if enacted, would impose uniform national data security and data breach notification requirements on entities that collect sensitive personal information.
Recent controversy about the tracking capabilities of mobile software, including apps provided by Apple and Google, highlights the increased push for privacy policies covering mobile applications.
A closely watched piece of California legislation that would have regulated the privacy controls of social networking sites has been voted down by the state Senate twice.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has introduced a data security bill that would require certain business entities that store personal data to implement data privacy and security programs, modeled after those established for financial institutions to protect customer information.
The Judiciary Committee of the California State Senate on Tuesday passed SB761, legislation that would broadly regulate all online data collection and impose a "do not track" regulatory regime for online behavioral advertising.