FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2018
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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ATTORNEY GENERAL STEVE MARSHALL APPLAUDS INTRODUCTION OF
DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION BILLS IN ALABAMA LEGISLATURE
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall praised Senator Arthur Orr and
Representative Phil Williams for introducing the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act
in the Alabama Legislature Tuesday.
The bills are SB318 in the Alabama Senate and HB410 in the Alabama House.
The Data Breach Notification Act requires that business and governmental entities
notify consumers when their sensitive personal information has been or is believed to
have been acquired through a data breach. Alabama is one of only two states in the
country that does not have a data breach notification law, though legislation has been
filed in several previous legislative sessions.
“I would like to thank Senator Arthur Orr and Representative Phil Williams for
sponsoring this much-needed legislation on behalf of Alabama’s consumers,” said
Attorney General Marshall.
“My Consumer Protection Division has worked diligently with our sponsors to help
craft a strong law that will better ensure that Alabama’s consumers are the first to know
when their sensitive personal information has been obtained through a hack. Early
notification will enable consumers to take swift action to reduce threats of identity theft
“Equifax was a wakeup call for all of us – the legitimate need for increased consumer
protections was put on display and should propel the passage of this Act. It is long
For more of Attorney General Marshall’s views on the need for the Data Beach
Notification Act, read his February 2, 2018, op-ed.
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