It appears that Governor Haley Barbour has signed legislation sent to his desk by the Legislature on April 1, making Mississippi the 46th state to enact a data breach notification law.
Similar to most of the other laws, the Mississippi law applies to any person who owns, licenses or maintains computerized personal information of any resident of that state. Breaches must be disclosed “without unreasonable delay.” It does not appear that the Mississippi law imposes any out-of –the-ordinary obligations on businesses, but the trend continues. The law becomes effective July 1, 2011.
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