This is one of the biggest contradictions of the modern internet world: the more the internet expands and eases communication and transaction, the more the opportunities for theft of sensitive information. So rampant is the frequency and volume of data breach, that governments are compelled to rein in data thieves through stringent legislation.
In the US, each state has different laws and rules for notifying individuals in case of a data breach. Check this infographic to know your State’s norms, as well as the legal definition of ‘covered information’ or sensitive data.
Do Your State Laws Protect You? The United States Data Breach Heatmap:
Infographic by – Digital Guardian