Large scale data breaches have exposed the private information of countless people in recent years. As a result, identity theft and fraud have become a growing concern.
I have been working on legislation for the last 3 years that would require businesses to protect their data and notify you in a timely matter when they have lost your personal information in a security breach. That legislation passed the House last week with overwhelming support.
I am proud of these bills, and I look forward to seeing them through.
The Michigan House of Representatives today voted overwhelmingly to advance a plan sponsored by state Rep. Diana Farrington, requiring companies that store personal identity information to disclose when their data has been compromised in a timely fashion.