32 State Attorneys General Oppose Bill for Preempting State Data Breach Laws

Attorneys general from 32 U.S. states are opposing the Data Acquisition and Technology Accountability and Security Act, a draft bill released in mid-February. The proposed legislation would preempt necessary state data breach and data security laws, including laws that require notice to consumers and state attorneys general of data breaches. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is leading the efforts of dissuading Congress from passing the Act.

Attorneys general from the following states signed the letter to Congress along with Madigan: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

Letter to the Committee Leaders from the Office of the Attorney General – State of Illinois