Regional
5:14 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Bills Promise to Strengthen Kentucky's Cyber Security Measures

Gov. Steve Beshear ceremonially signed a pair of bills Wednesday aimed at improving the state’s ability to protect Kentuckians’ data.

House Bills 5 and 232 require the state and private businesses to notify citizens in the event that their collected personal data is compromised by a security breach

“With more of our sensitive financial and health information being stored on the Internet everyday, both government and private businesses have to embrace the latest technology to protect that sensitive information,” said Beshear.

The legislation also permits the government to investigate security breaches, and to take steps to protect personal information collected by the state.