HARRISBURG – The PA Senate will consider a bill requiring timely public notification when a security breach compromises personal information. Senate Bill 487 updates existing law to require state agencies victimized by a breach involving personally identifiable information to report the incident to those affected within seven days. Erie County Sen. Dan Laughlin discussed some of the language in his measure prior to approval by the state Senate Communications & Technology Committee. It requires the state Attorney General be informed of any breach and for executive branch agencies to notify the Office of Administration within three days following a breach. In addition, the bill requires the Office of Administration to keep a policy for the storage and transmission of personal identifiable information.  Laughlin said it’s important to immediately notify citizens about the theft of their personal information so they can take steps to protect their assets.

SEN. DAN LAUGHLIN