Electronic data breach bill advances in Kentucky Senate

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FRANKFORT, KY. — A bill to require most state and local government agencies to notify citizens of any electronic breaches of personal information unanimously passed the Senate State and Local Government Committee on Monday.

State Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen, who had accused Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, of blocking consideration of the bill, released a statement thanking Bowen.

I appreciate Sen. Bowen clearing the logjam on House Bill 5 and moving this important cyber security bill forward, Edelens statement said. This issue affects every Kentuckian.

Edelen spokeswoman Stephenie Hoelscher said the changes are being reviewed by Edelens staff.

The bill was filed by Rep. Denny Butler, D-Louisville, on behalf of Edelen.

Thayer, who is on the committee, ultimately voted for the bill.

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