Colorado Governor Signs Data Breach Notification Law

Stateline: Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill into law that would require that residents be notified by a company or other organization of a data breach within 30 days after it has been discovered.

A data breach is an incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential information is stolen or taken from a computer system by an unauthorized individual.

The new law, which applies to organizations that do business with Colorado residents, also mandates that consumers be given the date of the breach and a description of what was accessed.

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