02 Jan Lawmakers Explore Ways to Secure Identifiable Data Kept by State
Due to recent data breach events, particularly with one involving the inadvertent leak of personal information kept by the Department of Human Services, several lawmakers are now reviewing ways in which to secure the public’s identifiable data that is being handled by the state.
The move was also prompted by a recent report by the state legislative watchdog committee for Performance Expenditure and Evaluation Review, which found gaps in the security procedures concerning the rules and regulations of several state agencies.
The group composed of lawmakers, PEER Committee members, Archive and History and Information Technology Services have already held an initial meeting in early December to discuss the issue. Senate Pro-tem Terry Burton will be spearheading the legislative effort, along with Sen. David Blount.
Source: Clarion Ledger