Indiana AG Office aims to protect Hoosiers online

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is announcing proposed legislation to provide greater safeguards of Hoosiers’ personal and financial information online.

The proposal aims to provide stricter requirements for the safe storage of sensitive data, reducing harm to consumers in case of a data breach and increasing transparency of online privacy policies.

The state attorney general’s office has opened 1,310 identity-theft related complaints in 2014.

State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) plans to sponsor the legislation during the 2015 Indiana General Assembly.