In response to trends, heightened public awareness, and a string of large-scale data breaches, states continue to enhance their data breach notification laws. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed into law an amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), SB 1624, effective January 1, 2020. PIPA will now require that most “data collectors,”

Last month, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a number of amendments to the State’s Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) that expand the definition of protected personal information and increase certain data breach notification requirements.  The amendments, highlighted below, take effect January 1, 2017.

Currently, “personal information” is limited to an individual’s first name

Effective May 1, 2010, Alberta amended its Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) to require breach reporting and notification requirements. U.S. businesses with a presence in Alberta should take note of the new law as it is a bit different than most of the state data breach notification laws in the United States. 

PIPA governs the collection, use