The DATCP Data Privacy and Security Advisory Committee was created in Summer 2019 as an effort to facilitate communication across stakeholders and to develop legislation that will address data security and data breach challenges facing consumers and businesses in Wisconsin. The Committee includes state government representatives, business interests, data stakeholders, and advocacy groups. The Committee hopes to achieve this through recommendations based on current Wisconsin law, law and proposed legislation in other states, and industry trends.
The Department plans for the Committee to conclude its work and issue its final report to the Secretary in Summer 2020.
At the end of deliberations, the Department asks the following objectives have been met:
To identify and research possible changes to Wisconsin state law
To determine the efficacy of consumer data privacy initiatives
To consider how best to protect and secure information received by public and private entities in Wisconsin
To determine the business community’s readiness to adopt potential regulatory enhancements
October 22, 2019: Open Meeting Notice
November 12, 2019: Open Meeting Notice
Lara Sutherlin Op-Ed
Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau Report on Data Breaches