Rep. Jackie Walorski Swihart, R-Lakeville, introduced this bill that primarily dealt with requirements for private companies to let individuals know when databases have been breached that might put those individuals at risk for identity theft. The original bill would have closed down thousands of records about individuals who apply for state licenses or permits, except for disciplinary records. The Indiana Gaming Commission also was seeking to make confidential information in its licensing records, particularly financial data of individuals applying for licenses and applications. The bill allows the commission to keep confidential bank account numbers of those individuals, including owners of casinos. The information was previously public. By the end of this debate, the gaming commission won its argument but the professional licensing agency records remained accessible to the public.
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