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Pennsylvania
Privacy Laws

Overview

BREACH NOTIFICATION – Mandated Timeframe
Without unreasonable delay

FINES & PENALTIES – Violations
Constitutes an unfair trade practice

Legal

Regulation Levels

  • Breach Reporting

    Breach Reporting

  • Consumer Notification

    Consumer Notification

  • Vendor Management

    Vendor Management

  • Vendor Contract Required

    Vendor Contract Required

PRIVACY AND SECURITY LAWS

Laws related to personal information and privacy and security.

QUICK FACTS

Pennsylvania Privacy Law Information

BREACH REPORTING

When notification is made to more than 1,000 persons at one time, the breached Organization must report to all consumer reporting agencies that compile and maintain files on consumers on a nationwide basis. Heightened disclosure requirements may apply to entities dealing with Social Security Numbers.

CONSUMER NOTIFICATION

If any state residents are affected by a breach, the breached Organization must give notice without delay to each affected individual. If a breach affects residents of otehr jurisdictions, those individuals must be notified based on the breach notification laws of the jurisdiction where they reside.

VENDOR/THIRD PARTIES

Vendors must notify Organizations without delay after the discovery of a breach or suspected breach. The Organization will be responsible to complete any required regulatory reporting and consumer notification.

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC LAWS

There are specific additional requirements for licensees under the “Insurance Company Law of 1921” that addresses how a licensed insurer should handle and protect nonpublic personal financial information as defined under the law.

FINES & PENALTIES

A violation of the Breach of Personal Information Notification Act shall be deemed to be an unfair or deceptive act or practice under the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, of which the Offices of Attorney General shall have exclusive authority to bring an action for violation.

Pennsylvania Statutes and Laws

31 PA. CODE § 146

Unfair insurance practices

31 PA. CODE § 146B

Privacy of consumer health information

31 PA. CODE § 146C

Standards for safeguarding customer information

73 PA. STAT. §§ 2301 – 2308 & 2329

Consumer protection against computer spyware act

73 PA. STAT. §§ 2330.1 – 2330.9

Breach of personal information notification act

DISCLAIMER

The information provided is not legal guidance or recommendations and are for informational purposes only.