Protecting Hoosiers' Data Privacy

Protecting Hoosiers' Data Privacy

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Jan. 24 - 28 is Data Privacy Week, which serves to raise awareness of digital data privacy and how it can be easily exploited.

An increasing number of businesses have access to Americans' personal information, while data breaches and cybersecurity threats continue to grow.

In 2022 alone, the Office of the Attorney General collected over 1,200 security breaches in Indiana.

Data breaches can create a significant risk of fraud or identity theft, and currently, there aren't any federally protected data and privacy protections.

Senate Bill 5, a caucus priority, would create a "bill of rights" for Hoosier data privacy that would allow consumers to monitor how their data is being used and have it deleted if they wish.

Current Indiana law requires businesses to alert consumers about security breaches that have placed their personal information in jeopardy, but Hoosiers should be able to protect themselves before a breach even occurs. As the digital world expands, Senate Republicans will continue to be committed to protecting Hoosiers.

Click here to learn more about SB 5 and other bills filed this session.