Another provision of the legislation requires that the District Attorney or the Office of Administration be notified within three days of a security breach so they can determine if a criminal investigation is warranted.
Finally, the Office of Administration is tasked with beefing up state government security to make these security breaches more difficult.
This legislation will help the residents of Pennsylvania better protect their privacy and defend themselves against identity theft.
Remarkably, Northeastern Pennsylvania Democratic Senator John Blake failed to co-sponsor or even vote on this legislation.
Similar legislation was proposed before, but failed to get taken up by the State House. Hopefully, that will not happen this year.