States Continue to Expand Definition of "Personal Information"

International Association of Privacy Professionals - Privacy Tracker | February.27.2017

Orrick Cybersecurity & Data Privacy lawyers Emily Tabatabai and Shea Leitch co-authored an article for the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Tracker on the continued expansion of what constitutes “personally identifiable information” worthy of privacy protections.

They wrote: “Given the subtle variations among the state statutes, responding appropriately to a breach requires attention to detail and a nimble approach. This task is not made easier by the frequency of statutory amendments and updates. Persistent monitoring of new legislation will continue to be important, as legislative activity does not appear to be slowing down.”