CHARLOTTE -- AARP joined Attorney General Josh Stein, Rep. Jason Saine and the Mecklenburg County Sherriff's Office to unveil legislation to strengthen North Carolina’s laws to prevent data breaches and to protect affected victims.
“Last year, more than 1.9 million North Carolinians were estimated to have been affected by a data breach,” said Attorney General Stein. “This number is way too high. North Carolina’s laws on this issue are strong – but they need to be even stronger. Rep. Jason Saine and I want to do everything we can to keep people’s personal information safe.”
“Over the last year, we have spent numerous hours working with citizen advocates – like AARP, the Attorney General’s Office, and the North Carolina business community, to ensure that this bill will create strong protections for North Carolina’s citizens’ data,” said Rep. Jason Saine. “We are strongly committed to getting this right, and creating a strong framework for protecting our most personal information.”
For more information about the Act to Strengthen Identity Theft Protections, please click here.
In addition to announcing this legislation, Attorney General Stein also released an annual report detailing the data breaches reported to his office in 2018. That report provides detailed information about the 1,057 data breaches that affected more than 1.9 million North Carolinians.
More information on data breaches in 2018:
To learn how to protect yourself from identity theft, visit www.ncdoj.gov/identitytheft.
To view the press conference, visit www.facebook.com/ncdoj and click on the Facebook live video.
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