On April 4, 2024, Kentucky’s Governor signed House Bill 15, which establishes a consumer data privacy law for the state. The state joins New Hampshire and New Jersey in passing comprehensive consumer privacy laws in 2024. Kentucky’s law takes effect January 1, 2026.

To whom does the law apply?

The law applies to persons

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month wraps up, it’s worth mentioning that employee security awareness training is an ongoing process. Employee error remains a significant contributing factor in data breaches. According to  the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Report, “74% of all breaches include the human element… error, privilege misuse, use of stolen credentials or social engineering.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic presses on, legislators and regulators continue to remind the public of the importance of data security and privacy protections. On April 30th, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced plans to introduce (jointly with several co-sponsors) the COVID-19 Consumer Data