Proposed federal data breach laws would differ from Missouri’s

Federal legislation proposed by President Barack Obama that would require businesses to notify customers within 30 days when their personal information is breached differs from Missouri law.

There are laws regarding data breaches in 47 states, but only five stipulate notification within a specific period of time. Missouri, like the vast majority of states, requires notification “without unreasonable delay.”

Obama, who is expected to discuss the legislation in tonight’s State of the Union address, points to lack of uniformity as a problem. But some policy experts worry about taking regulatory control away from states.

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