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Missouri - no law for security breaches

Date: February 17, 2009
By: Christine Slusser
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 207, SB 245

Intro: Missouri's Senate was urged to pass a bill that would require businesses to notify you if someone hacks your financial information.

Christine Slusser has more from the State Capitol.

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Missouri is one of only six states that has no law telling people if their personal information has been stolen.

One Missouri Senator, St. Charles County Republican Scott Rupp (ROOP) is out to change that with a bill that if passed, would give Missouri a law most states already have.

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Description: "If your financial information has been hacked at a credit card company, or financial institution or other company, there is nothing in the statues that say you have to be notified, that forty-four other states have had."

A Missouri Credit Union lobbyist says there should be reimbursements offered to the financial institutions who have been broken into.

From the State Capitol, I'm Christine Slusser.


Intro: Missouri's Senate heard a measure that would require businesses to alert their customers if someone hacked their personal information.

Christine Slusser has more from the State Capitol.

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Missourians may have no idea if their financial information has been hacked since there is no law in Missouri that gives them the right to know.

Missouri Credit Union spokeswoman Peggy Nalls says it's a good piece of legislation as long as the businesses are compensated for processing all of the notifications.

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Description: "We would have liked to have seen some reimbursement for financial institutions in this bill, but I think it's a little early to define under what conditions that would happen."

The bill's sponsor, Republican Senator Scott Rupp says forty-four other states have successfully passed bills similar to this one.

From Jefferson City, I'm Christine Slusser.