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ALABAMA: Enacts Data Breach Notification Law
On March 28, 2018, Gov. Ivey signed SB 318, the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act, into law. This law requires covered entities to implement reasonable, appropriate security measures to protect personal information on state residents from a security breach. Further, it requires…Read More »
GEORGIA: Insurers Are Encouraged to be Lenient with Deadlines for Policyholders Impacted by Hurricane Irma
On Sept. 14, 2017, Commissioner of Insurance Hudgens issued Directive 17-EX-7 to all Georgia insurers encouraging Georgia insurers to provide relief to Georgia policyholders in the wake of severe weather due to Hurricane Irma. Noting that over a million Georgians lost power,…Read More »
FLORIDA: Civil Air Patrol Leave
On June 9, 2017, Florida Gov. Rick Scott approved S.B. 370 into law. The new law requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide at least 15 days of unpaid Civil Air Patrol leave per year. To be eligible for the…Read More »
On May 4, 2017, Gov. Deal signed HB 146 into law, amending section 25-3-23 of the Georgia Code relating to general requirements for legally organized fire departments. The law was passed to mandate insurance coverage for the 19 types of cancer firefighters…Read More »