US Federal Data Security Laws

What Are the Data Security Laws of the US states?


There is no US federal data security law, but all 50 US states and the US territories have their own data security legislation on a state level. We’ll cover all of them here because they are all the same.

They all apply to businesses that hold personal information of residents of a particular state. None of them is clear about what specific measures shall be implemented in what situation. And let’s be honest, it’s impossible to regulate technology that changes on a daily basis.

That’s why they require businesses to implement whatever they find to be adequate for their data processing activities. In the case of a data breach, the authorities would determine if the measures were right or not. In general, you need to implement what is considered to be the best practices or good industry standards in any given situation.


MergeBase and the US Data Security Laws


MergeBase is a cybersecurity company and, as such, we implement the highest security standards. In general, we do not process personal information ourselves (except for communicating with our customers) and do not process data on behalf of other companies.

As a result, it is highly unlikely that any of these laws would apply to us. Nevertheless, in the rare event that they did, our existing security measures are higher than what is required from these US legislations, making us compliant by default.


How Can MergeBase Help You Comply with the Data Security Laws of the US States?


MergeBase enhances cybersecurity through a multifaceted approach, focusing on different stages of software development and deployment. To give an idea of the many ways in which we can support your security efforts:

  • Automated Vulnerability Management
    • Continuously scans applications and software components for weaknesses.
    • Identifies potential security risks, offering a proactive approach to prevent data breaches.

  • Secure Development Practices
    • Integrates with the Software Development Lifecycle, providing real-time feedback.
    • Offers guidance on secure coding practices and upgrade paths during build phases.
    • Aims to eliminate security flaws from the outset, reducing the risk of data breaches.

  • Runtime Protection
    • Provides protection against known vulnerabilities during software operation.
    • Shields against breaches from unidentified vulnerabilities, allowing time for patching and minimizing breach impact.

  • Reduced False Positives
    • The intelligent system accurately identifies critical vulnerabilities, minimizing distractions caused by false alarms.
    • Enables businesses to focus on genuine risks, saving time and resources.