House OKs Bridges Bill Cracking Down on Data Breaches

(April 19) – Rep. Jeff Bridges’ bill to protect Coloradans’ private data from abuse in events like the massive Equifax data breach won voice-vote approval in the House tonight.

HB18-1128, sponsored by Rep. Bridges, D-Greenwood Village, and Cole Wist, R-Centennial, tightens standards for companies and holds them accountable for data breaches.

“The massive data breach at Equifax and the disregard shown by Facebook for protecting consumer privacy underscores the need for this bill,” Rep. Bridges said. “Under this bill, if you live in Colorado your information will be deleted when it’s not needed; what’s left will be protected; and if your information is compromised, you will know, you will know quickly and you will know what you can do about it.”

After a recorded vote, HB18-1128 will go to the state Senate.

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