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Daily Dashboard | Massachusetts Senate passes data breach protection bill Related reading: Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 7 Dec. 2023


The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a data breach protection bill that would afford consumers better protections in the event of a breach impacting consumer credit reporting agencies, SC Media reports. The bill would require credit reporting agencies offer at least five years of credit monitoring services to consumers impacted by a data breach, consumers to be able to freeze and unfreeze their credit without charge, and that impacted individuals retain their right to take future legal action if the breach exposed Social Security numbers. Since the House of Representatives recently passed a similar bill, the two legislations will need to be reconciled before heading to the governor’s desk.
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