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New OR law requires notification of data breaches; searchable website created

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A new law requires businesses and government agencies to notify the Oregon attorney general's office when a data breach occurs that involves 250 or more Oregonians.

The law went into effect Jan. 1.

Under the new law, a company or state agency must notify the Oregon Department of Justice in a "reasonable time" if the personal information of 250 or more people in Oregon is compromised.

The new law defines protected data to include any medical, health insurance or biometric information, as well as Social Security numbers, government identification numbers or certain financial information.

A site was created to search the names of companies or organizations that have reported data breaches. It can be found at justice.oregon.gov.

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