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Because state laws regulate the investigation and handling of data breaches, it's important to know the notification requirements for your business location. Learn more about the laws for data breach notification in your state.

Alabama

According to state law, businesses in Alabama that experience a breach of personal information must notify affected residents within 45 days of its discovery. Failure to report a breach can result in expensive fines.

Virginia

Businesses in the Commonwealth of Virginia that experience a data breach must notify affected residents and the Office of the Attorney General if the breach is likely to result in identity theft or another type of fraud.

Washington

Washington State data breach notification laws mandate that any business that experiences a breach of personal information must notify affected residents within 30 days of its discovery. Failure to report a breach can result in expensive fines.

Massachusetts

In the state of Massachusetts, even data breaches that affect only one resident must be disclosed to the affected individual and state offices.

Texas

According to state law, businesses in Texas that experience a breach of personal information must notify any affected residents, or face significant fines. They must also report the breach to the Texas Attorney General.

Florida

According to state law, businesses in Florida that experience a breach of personal information must notify affected residents within 30 days of its discovery. Failure to report a breach can result in expensive fines.

Georgia

Under Georgia state law, businesses must notify residents about security breaches that expose their personal information. The notices can be written or electronic, and must be submitted as soon as possible after discovery of the breach.

New York

According to state law, businesses in New York that experience a breach of private information must notify any affected residents, or face significant fines. They must also report the breach to several New York state offices.

New Jersey

According to state law, businesses in New Jersey that experience a breach of personal information must notify affected residents, or face significant fines. They must also report the breach to New Jersey state offices.

Illinois

Under state law, businesses must notify residents about security breaches that expose their personal information. The notices can be written or electronic, and must be submitted as soon as possible...

California

Under state law, a business that believes a California resident’s personally identifiable information (PII) was acquired by an unauthorized person must notify the affected person, and possibly state officials as well. Failure to comply can result in lawsuits and fines.

Cyber liability insurance

Evaluating the risk of a cyberattack for your industry and the related costs of data recovery and legal expenses can help you determine how much cyber liability insurance your small business needs.

Cyber liability insurance

Data breach insurance safeguards businesses from the costs of a data breach or other cyber threats. Several insurance policies offer protection to cover data-breach related costs, such as client lawsuits and security fixes.

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