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Hamm announces Cybersecurity Bill of Rights for Consumers
 
BISMARCK, N.D. – As national cybersecurity awareness month continues, North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm announced today that a Cybersecurity Bill of Rights for consumers was adopted by the Cybersecurity Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Hamm serves as the national chair of the task force.
 
The Cybersecurity Bill of Rights describes what consumers can expect from insurance companies or agents when they collect, maintain and use personal information of consumers, including the rights a consumer has when their personal information is involved in a data breach.
 
“Cybersecurity and data breaches are among the most important issues facing America and the insurance sector,” Hamm said. “This Bill of Rights represents a huge step forward in protecting insurance consumers.”
 
Among the rights included are the right to receive notice of a data breach within 60 days of a breach being discovered, and the right to receive at least one year of identity theft protection paid for by the insurance company or agent involved in a data breach. The full text of the Cybersecurity Bill of Rights for consumers can be found here.
 
Hamm explained, “I expect the insurance industry to follow this Cybersecurity Bill of Rights as state insurance regulators now work to develop model language for a future state law.”
 
The NAIC serves as a forum for all states’ insurance departments to come together to develop model language for laws and regulations. More information on the NAIC and the Cybersecurity Task Force can be found at www.naic.org.
 
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