House Bill: 65
Alaska Statue: §45.48.010 et seq.
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
Definition of Personal information: Information in any form on an individual that is not encrypted or redacted, or is encrypted and the encryption key has been accessed or acquired, and that consists of a combination of an individual's name (first name or first initial and last name) and one or more of the following information elements:
(a) Social Security number;
(b) Driver's license number or state identification card number;
(c) Account number, credit card number or debit card number, combined with any security code, access code, personal identification number or password needed to access an account; or
(d) Passwords, personal identification numbers, or other access codes for financial accounts.
Summary: The law is applicable to any person, governmental agency or person with more than ten employees that owns or licenses personal information in any form (“information collector”) in Alaska that includes personal information on an Alaska resident. If a breach of the security of the information system that contains personal information occurs, the information collector shall, after discovering or being notified of the breach, disclose the breach to each state resident whose personal information was subject to the breach.
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