al_saikaliData security attorney Al Saikali of Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Miami, has provided his insights on what you need to know about the Florida Information Protection Act and why every business should care about it.  His posts were written prior to the law going into effective.

In his first post, he offered the basics about the law, its definition of PII, what covered entities must provide in their notices to the state Attorney General, when and how affected individuals must be notified, and more.  Read the full post on everything you need to know about the new Florida Information Protection Act. 

[T]he FIPA is generally a consumer-friendly law that will increase the number of breaches that require notification, shorten the time by which notification must take place, require that the Attorney General be included in the breach notification process, and demand that companies adopt security safeguards to protect PII regardless of whether they ever suffer a breach.

In his next post he discussed Attorney General notification, FIPA’s broader definition of PII, the shortening of the breach notification period, email notification, release of incident and forensic reports, proactive security requirements and more.  Read the full post on why every business should care about the new Florida Information Protection Act.

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Saikali will be among the presenters at this fall’s NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum.   CyberWest2014slim