Comparative Analysis of Data Breach Laws: Comprehension, Interpretation, and External Sources of Legislative Text

52 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2019 Last revised: 17 Jun 2021

Date Written: February 14, 2019

Abstract

Data breach laws affect a broad range of consumer experiences. This article presents an empirical analysis of every state data breach law and examines the variety of incarnations of this category of laws within the United States. This article draws insights from linguistics, behavioral sciences, and law to develop achievable recommendations for a unified approach to this vital legal issue. This article also notes the interaction of data breach laws with modern legislative trends, including the increasing use of omnibus bills and external drafting services. This article encourages the adoption of a unified data security regime that would current address points of inconsistency between data breach laws.

Keywords: data breaches, cybersecurity, legislation

Suggested Citation

Hayes, Carol Mullins, Comparative Analysis of Data Breach Laws: Comprehension, Interpretation, and External Sources of Legislative Text (February 14, 2019). 23 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 1221 (2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3334688 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3334688

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