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CS/CS/SB 1526 — Public Records/Department of Legal Affairs

by Rules Committee; Judiciary Committee; and Senator Thrasher

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Judiciary Committee (JU)

The bill provides the public records exemptions for CS/CS/SB 1524, which establishes the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014. The Act requires commercial entities and certain government agencies to provide notice to the Department of Legal Affairs and affected individuals when a security breach occurs and personal information held in electronic form is illegally accessed.

The bill provides that certain information reported to the Department of Legal Affairs relating to security breaches or received pursuant to investigations is confidential and exempt from public inspection pursuant to statute and the State Constitution. The bill also provides for future review and repeal in accordance with the Open Government Sunset Review Act and contains a statement of public necessity as required by law.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect on the same date that CS/CS/SB 1524 takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in this legislative session and becomes a law.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 118-0