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  • NJ A311
  • Requires disclosure of breach of security of online account.
In Committee
Crossed Over
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires entities that compile or maintain computerized records that include information permitting access to an online account to disclose to consumers any breach of security of the information. Under current law, businesses and public entities are required to disclose breaches involving personal information such as Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, or credit or debit card numbers, in combination with any required security code, access code, or password that would permit access to an individual's financial account. The bill adds user names, email addresses, or any other account holder identifying information, in combination with any password or security question and answer that would permit access to an online account, to the list of breaches requiring disclosure. Notification of a breach provides a consumer with the opportunity to quickly change online account information to prevent outside access to the account, and puts a consumer on notice to monitor for potential identity theft.
Commerce, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses
Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (33-0)  (on 1/5/2018)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/5/2018 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (33-0)
1/5/2018 S Substituted for S439 (1R)
12/4/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
12/4/2017 Senate Commerce Hearing (19:00 12/4/2017 S369, A3887, S795, S2270, A3344, S2271, A3345, S3350, and A4369 )
12/4/2017 Senate Commerce Hearing (19:00 12/4/2017 *Revised 11/29/17 (Deleted S-369, A-3887, S-795, S-2270, A-3344,)
4/18/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
4/7/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (72-0-0)
2/22/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
2/22/2016 Assembly Consumer Affairs Hearing (10:00 2/22/2016 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 1/5/2018 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 32 0 7
Detail 1/5/2018 Senate Floor: Substitute For S439 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 12/4/2017 Senate Commerce Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 1
Detail 4/7/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 72 0 8
Detail 2/22/2016 Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee: Reported Favorably 3 0 1