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Mississippi Data Breach Laws: Notification Requirements and Penalties 

In the state of Mississippi, any business that experiences a data breach is required to investigate the damage. Businesses are legally required to notify affected Mississippi residents as soon as possible by mail, telephone, or electronic means. When a breach affects more than 5,000 people, or the cost of notification exceeds $5,000, businesses can use other means of notification (e.g., public service announcements).

Name of Law / Statute

N/A

Definition of Protected Information

Combination of (1) name or other identifying info, PLUS (2) one or more of these "data" elements: SSN; driver's license number; or account number, credit card number, debit card number if accompanied by PIN, password, or access codes.

Who Is Subject to Law?

Any person conducting business in the state

Notification of Consumers?

Yes

By what means?

Written, phone, or electronic

Substitute Notice Threshold?

if cost of notice >$5,000 or involves >500k residents

Notification of authorities / regulators required?

No

By what means?

N/A

Regulatory Fines

N/A

Credit monitoring requirement?

No

Private lawsuits allowed?

No

Private damages cap?

N/A

Regulatory actions allowed?

Yes

HIPAA Compliance exemption?

N/A

Other  (e.g., timeframe)

Law does not apply if PI was encrypted (unless encryption was compromised)

Link to complete law

Mississippi's Data Breach Law

Read the full text of Mississippi’s data breach law to learn more.

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