Change to Washington law on consumer data breach notification

October 1, 2015

A recent state law change has strengthened consumer data breach notification requirements. Under the new law, notice to consumers of a data breach must include specific information and be provided under a new, shorter timeline.

WSHA worked closely with the state Attorney General’s Office to develop important exceptions to the law for hospitals complying with the notification requirements under the federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).

Please see WSHA’s recent bulletin for more information.  (Zosia Stanley)


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