Harris Joins 46 Other Attorneys General To Warn Against Federal Data Breach Laws
On Tuesday, a group of 47 state attorneys general -- including California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) -- sent a letter to congressional leaders asking that any federal data breach notification law not pre-empt similar state laws already in place. Although the federal efforts are not geared specifically toward health care, they touch on areas of interest to the industry. In the letter to House and Senate leaders, the attorneys general wrote, "Any additional protections afforded consumers by a federal law must not diminish the important role states already play protecting consumers from data breaches and identity theft."
- "State AGs Ask Congress Not To Preempt Breach Notification Laws" (Goedert, Health Data Management, 7/9).