Cybersecurity; care and disposal of customer records, security for connected devices. (HB2793)

Introduced By

Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cybersecurity; care and disposal of customer records; security for connected devices. Requires any business to take all reasonable steps to dispose of, or arrange for the disposal of, customer records within its custody or control containing personal information when the records are no longer to be retained by the business by shredding, erasing, or otherwise modifying the personal information in those records to make it unreadable or undecipherable. The measure requires any business that owns or licenses personal information about a customer to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information in order to protect the personal information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. The measure also requires a manufacturer of a device or other physical object that is capable of connecting directly or indirectly to the Internet to (i) equip the device with reasonable security features, (ii) demonstrate conformity with industry standards for cybersecurity and resiliency, (iii) provide an opt-in forum or registration capability to allow consumers to know when a vulnerability or breach is discovered, (iv) make patch notification and end-of-life support events easily obtainable by registered users of the manufacturer's connected devices, and (v) when it is aware of existing vulnerabilities that put more than 500 users at risk, notify the office of the Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth and provide remediation steps to consumers without unreasonable delay. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104706D
01/18/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2793)
01/29/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 2-N)
02/05/2019Left in Commerce and Labor