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Kentucky Becomes 15th State to Enact a Comprehensive Consumer Data Privacy Law

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on April 4 signed into law House Bill 15, the Kentucky Consumer Data Protection Act, making Kentucky the 15th state to enact a comprehensive consumer data privacy law following California, Virginia, Colorado, Utah, Connecticut,  Iowa, Indiana, Tennessee, Montana, Texas, Oregon,  Delaware,  New Jersey, and New Hampshire. 

Data Privacy & Security Roundup: New Laws, Regulations and Important Dates in 2024

The upward trend in data privacy legislation continued in 2023. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, “[a]t least 40 states and Puerto Rico introduced or considered at least 350 consumer privacy bills in 2023,” a significant increase from the 200 bills in 2022. 

FTC Amends Safeguards Rule; Nonbank Financial Institutions Must Report Data Breaches to the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced approval of an amendment to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Safeguards Rule to require nonbank financial institutions to report to the FTC the unauthorized acquisition of unencrypted customer information involving at least 500 consumers (a “notification event”).

Kansas Financial Institutions Information Security Act Approved by Governor

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has approved enactment of Senate Bill 44 which requires certain financial institutions to establish information security standards consistent with the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule, 16 C.F.R. § 314.1, et seq.  The Kansas Financial Institutions Information Security Act becomes effective July 1, 2023.