In separate meetings this week, committees will debate whether Alabama should become the 49th state to enact a data breach notification law. Companion legislation was introduced last week in both the House and Senate.
Alabama’s retailers have a vested interest in protecting customers’ personal data. Your association has been and will continue to protect retailers as this legislation pushed by Alabama’s attorney general progresses. The introduction of a state law came in the same week that a congressional committee discussed creating a national standard for data breach notification.
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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
U.S. House votes to curb ‘drive-by’ ADA lawsuit abuse (alabamaretail.org)
Law ends pharmacy provider tax credits; Refunds possible through 2020 (alabamaretail.org)
Law modernizes general partnerships in Alabama (alabamaretail.org)
New changes proposed for Alabama’s voluntary use tax (alabamaretail.org)
Senate OKs mandate for manhole covers on grease traps (alabamaretail.org)
$2,000 tax credit for hiring veterans goes back to House (alabamaretail.org)
Local Sunday sales, draft beer and Mobile brunch bills moving (alabamaretail.org)
Alabama House approves $6.6 billion education budget (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
State employees would see 3 percent pay raise in budget (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
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