Reed Smith and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) have teamed up again for IAPP’s Privacy Advisor series highlighting state attorneys general and their interest in privacy and data security. In last week’s newsletter, the Privacy Advisor focused on the work of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who has been active in this area for more than a decade. Attorney General Madigan talks about the proposed amendments to the Illinois data breach notification law, which include an expansion of the definition of “personal information” to encompass medical information, biometrics, geolocation, and consumer marketing information. She also discusses why the state attorneys general have become so engaged in privacy and data security issues, pointing to technology and innovation, and the increased use of the Internet. The IAPP series has published a Q&A with attorneys general from Indiana, Idaho, Connecticut, and Oregon, to name a few.