Attorney General Madigan Urges Congress to Preserve State’s Authority to Enforce Data Breach & Data Security Laws

Madigan Leads Coalition Opposing Federal Preemption of States’ Ability to Legislate & Enforce Laws that Protect Consumers from Data Breaches & Identity Theft
Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—March 20, 2018

By: Rosemary Piser

Attorney General Lisa Madigan along with 32 Attorneys General are urging Congress not to preempt state data breach and data security laws, including laws that require notice to consumers and State Attorneys General of data breaches.

In their letter, the Attorneys General point to the massive data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax. This data breach impacted nearly 148 million Americans. The Attorneys General argue that any federal law . . .

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