State Security Breach Response Laws: State-by-State Summary Table

Date: May 10, 2013

As state policymakers implement statewide longitudinal data systems that collect, store, link and share student-level data, it is critical that they understand applicable privacy and data security standards and laws designed to ensure the privacy, security and confidentiality of that data. To help state policymakers navigate this complex legal landscape, the Data Quality Campaign has partnered with Education Counsel and the Information Management Practice of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough to develop Using Data to Improve Education: A Legal Reference Guide to Protecting Student Privacy and Data Security. This guide provides summaries of multiple federal and state laws that have implications for statewide longitudinal data systems.

Under security breach response laws, businesses — and sometimes state and governmental agencies — are required to inform individuals when the security, confidentiality or integrity of their personal information has been compromised. This resource provides a state-by-state analysis of security breach response laws.

Topics: Privacy & Security