|May 22, 2014
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Bondi issued the following statement regarding the eBay data breach.
“The magnitude of the reported eBay data breach could be of historic proportions, and my office is part of a group of other attorneys general in the country investigating the matter,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “We must do everything in our power to protect consumers’ personal information, which is exactly why I worked with the Florida Legislature on the Florida Information Protection Act.”
In order to better protect consumers from data breaches, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi worked with the Legislature on the Florida Information Protection Act. Identity theft wreaks havoc on individuals’ lives and can have long-lasting effects. This legislation will better protect Floridians’ personal information by ensuring that businesses and governmental entities take certain measures to protect personal information and report data breaches to consumers. The legislation will require a 30-day notice to Attorney General Bondi's office when a significant data breach has occurred. Senator John Thrasher and Representative Larry Metz sponsored the bill, the entire Senate and House of Representatives supported it.