New Jersey last week officially passed Bill S-52, which amends its previous data breach notification law.

Governor Phil Murphy signed the bipartisan legislation into law on May 10, after the bill sailed through the state's General Assembly and Senate last February.

The new law expands the definition of what constitutes personal information that, if exposed in a breach, would require a company to issue a notification. Once S-52 takes effect on Sept. 1, 2019, personal information will also include a "user name, email address, or any other account holder identifying information, in combination with any password or security questions and answer..." the law states.

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