ABI Comments Before Subcommittee on Security Breaches

January 24, 2019

Members of an Iowa House Commerce subcommittee met Wednesday to hear from the attorney general’s office regarding HSB 14. HSB 14 expands notification requirements when a security breach occurs. Section 3, which deals with reducing the current exemptions provided to certain businesses, and Section 4, which adds a new requirement for employers to notify the AG’s office if an employee’s information has been subject to a breach, are especially problematic. The ABI public policy team, as well as other business groups, voiced those concerns during the subcommittee. The legislation did not advance out of the subcommittee.