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Data Privacy Working Group Issues Final Report

Saturday, December 29, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeff Couture

 The Attorney General’s Office, in coordination with the Department of Public Service, held a series of hearings this summer to discuss potential recommendations for privacy legislation that will further protect Vermont’s citizens beyond the recently passed Data Brokers Law.  The hearings and report were prepared at the request of the General Assembly.

Read the report: Data Privacy Working Group Final Report

Key recommendations from the report:

  1. The State of Vermont should designate a Chief Privacy Officer with resources sufficient to carry out the mission of that office
  2. The State of Vermont should conduct a privacy audit
  3. The General Assembly should adopt a law modeled on California’s Student Online Personal Protection Act.
  4. The Security Breach Notice Act should be amended to expand the scope of Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”)
  5. The General Assembly should consider amending the various definitions relating to personal information in order to harmonize them.