The newly enacted General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in Europe is a major development in the field of data protection. GDPR is one of the most expansive data protection laws in the world. With the passage of GDPR and increasing public concern over data protection, many U.S. states are now strengthening their own data protection laws. Data protection laws in California and Vermont are some of the most stringent in the country. Furthermore, multiple states have amended their data protection laws in 2018, mostly expanding the scope of protected information and clarifying or adding obligations in case of a breach.
For example, Louisiana is one on the states that has amended its laws in 2018 to provide stronger protections. Act 382 strengthens protection for consumers with personal information in commercial database. The Act expands the scope of covered information to biometric data, such as fingerprints, voiceprints, retina scan, iris scan, and other biological identifying characteristics. The Act also requires prompt notice of a breach. If a database containing such information is breached, the company managing the database must notify the relevant authorities within 60 days.
K Todd Wallace is an attorney and founding partner of the law firm Wallace Meyaski LLC. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the legal and business professions with established excellence in trial advocacy, negotiation, strategic and initiative planning, employment law compliance, government relations, mergers and acquisitions, and team building.
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*** K. Todd Wallace is an attorney at Wallace Meyaski in New Orleans. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the legal and business professions with established excellence in trial advocacy, negotiation, strategic and initiative planning, government relations, mergers and acquisitions, and team building. See http://www.walmey.com/our-attorneys/k-todd-wallace/