EDITORIAL: Cyber defense bill in Florida must balance security, transparency

From Social Security numbers to financial information and health records, some of the most sensitive parts of our personal lives are stored on state web servers.

A security breach that exposes this information can leave us vulnerable to identity theft. It also could lead to the modification or destruction of personal data that lets us get a driver's license or business permit, for example.

Florida officials have a responsibility to secure our personal information. But open government advocates are questioning whether state officials may be going too far under a bill filed by Florida Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla. Continue…