Nevada Updates Encryption Law and Mandates PCI DSS Compliance
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As of January 1, 2010, Nevada law will require businesses to use encryption when data storage devices that contain personal information are moved beyond the physical or logical controls of the business, in addition to continuing to require that personal information be encrypted if it is transferred outside the secure system of the business. The new law repeals the existing Nevada encryption law, which will remain in effect until January 1, 2010. (For more information on the existing Nevada encryption law, please see our previous Client Alert.) The new law also mandates compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”) for businesses that accept payment cards. The law applies to organizations doing business in Nevada and provides that compliance will shield such businesses from liability for damages from a security breach.  To read more, click here.

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