NB: This page summarizes current Illinois law. However, Illinois amended its data breach notification statute effective January 1, 2020. This page will be updated at that time.
Breach Based on Harm Threshold: NO
Deadline for Consumer Notice: Most expedient time possible without unreasonable delay
Government Notification Required: YES*
Scope of this Summary
First name or first initial and last name, plus: Social Security number; driver's license or state identification card number; account, credit or debit card number, or an account or credit card number in combination with any required information that would permit access to a resident's financial account; medical information; health insurance information; or unique biometric information.
Covered info also includes username or email address plus a password or security question and answer that would permit access to an online account.
Form of Covered Info
Encryption Safe Harbor
Timing: Must be made in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay following discovery or notification of the breach, consistent with any measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity, security and confidentiality of the system.
Content: Notice must include the toll-free numbers and addresses for the CRAs; toll-free number, address and website for the FTC; and a statement that the resident can obtain information from these sources about fraud alerts and security freezes. If information permitting access to an online account is compromised, notice must include directions to change access credentials and/or other steps to protect all online accounts using the same credentials. The notice must not include information concerning the number of Illinois residents affected by the breach.
Method: By written notice or electronic notice if it is consistent with E-SIGN. Substitute notice is available if certain criteria are satisfied.