Cyber Security Bill Passes House Committee
A Kentucky House committee has unanimously passed a bill that would strengthen cyber security for public agencies.
The measure requires the state to inform citizens if any personal data collected by a state agency has been compromised by hackers. The bill would also add to investigative practices in the event of a security breach.
Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen testified in support of the bill. He says it’s the state’s duty to protect citizens’ data.
“This bill is an idea whose time has come. Every citizen of Kentucky is impacted in the digital by the collection of their personal data. And if you ask me in a sentence what this bill is about, this bill is about a government that collects your information has an obligation to inform you if they lose it.” –Adam Edelen
However, Edelen says that the bill would not cover data held by the legislative or judicial branches, which he says should be addressed by future legislation.